On Monday, September 9th, community leaders and neighbors gathered in Calvary Episcopal Church to discuss plans for the Shakespeare Street Giant Eagle redevelopment.
Echo, Giant Eagle, and Greystar presented their revised plans based on the feedback that was heard at the July 18th meeting and gave community members a chance to share their input on those revisions.
As reported in a 90.5 WESA FM article:
“The presentation centered on changing the zoning code in the area, but developer ECHO Realty took the opportunity to present details of the project. The Giant Eagle will become smaller, and there will also be housing: more than 230 units, with 15 percent designated affordable.”
Advocacy groups and neighbors expressed concerns about the percentage of affordable housing and large amount of parking currently planned for the new development.
Though as noted in the article: “The current plan for the Shakespeare Street development has more affordable housing and fewer parking spaces than previous iterations.”
The Planning Commission will vote on the plan again on October 22.