Posts Tagged ‘growth’

New records, released by the district under the Right-to-Know Law, show that the three elementary schools with the most growth over the past year were:

–Peebles (+15 students)

–Hosack (+20 students)

–McKnight (+25 students)

The net growth at Hosack, Peebles, and McKnight was 60 students—which is higher than the 52 student net growth across all 7 elementary schools.

2013 third day enrollment

A realtor with Howard Hanna recently submitted information to the school board that outlines 850+ proposed new homes located in the North Allegheny School District.

One of those developments is Ridge Forest, which is located off Nicholson Road, in Franklin Park.

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From the Ryan Homes website:

“Ridge Forest is located in desirable Franklin Park, a growing community located northwest of Pittsburgh in the highly sought after North Allegheny School District. With quick access to I-79, I-279 and more, Franklin Park is within easy reach of the region’s retail centers, world-class universities, hospitals, Downtown Pittsburgh and cultural and recreational destinations like Blueberry Hill Park.”

To read more, click here.

Ridge Forest was also discussed at the the August 17, 2011 school board meeting.  Board President Maureen Grosheider, who continues to push forward the agenda for closing a building, noted that these homes will be sold to families with kids.

McCandless Crossing, located in the Town of McCandless, is a commercial and residential development of 130 acres on both the east and west sides of McKnight Road.  The development’s design includes a town center for residents of McCandless and of neighboring communities.   In the fourth phase,  now under construction, restaurants and more than 50 residential units are being added.   Click here to read more.

The McCandless Crossing development includes:

  • 50+ New Town Homes, click here to read more.
  • Doodlebugs Day Care, click here to read more.
  • Drive-through Panera Bread and other eateries, click here to read more.
  • Cinemark Theater, click here to read more.
  • Hilton Hotel, Restaurants, Retail Shops, and more, click here to read more.

McCandless Crossing

Additional articles about McCandless Crossing:

McCandless Crossing Update: Site Prep Begins for Final Phase
Cinemark theater earns approval at McCandless Crossing
Mixed-use neighborhoods finding a place in Western Pennsylvania
McCandless Crossing Update: Three Restaurants Signed, No Decision on Grocery Store

On Aug 17, 2011, School Board President Maureen Grosheider commented on growth in the district and the idea of closing an elementary building.  We believe these comments are important and should be heard by residents across the district before attending the public hearing tomorrow:

Attend the Public Hearing tomorrow, at 7pm in the Carson Middle School Auditorium, 200 Hillvue Lane, Pittsburgh

Advocate for all 3,500+ elementary students in the district by telling the school board to keep Peebles Elementary open!

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See related post–  2011: Board members express concern about enrollment projections