Friday, January 4, 2008

Survey results...

This Tattler has posted quite a few surveys lately and here are some results. Keep in mind that these are not scientific results but can give you good insight on what your neighbors are thinking.

I first asked if the much-disputed HEARTH project should have been approved by Ross Township commissioners after a threat of a lawsuit.

~ With 14 votes cast 70-percent said no while five votes (25%) voted in the affirmative. One voter thought it maybe either a good or bad idea.

~ An overwhelming 24 votes (75%) were cast saying that Walgreens should not have been open without the pharmacy on Christmas Day. Of the other votes, five voted yes (15%), two as a maybe (6%) and one as undecided (3%).

~ Finally, this Tattler asked if I should expand this blog's coverage area. Well, that idea has been nixed as 19 votes said no (73%) and one person voted yes (3%). Meanwhile, five votes were cast as maybe (19%) and one vote was undecided (3%).

For the time being, this Tattler will keep on focusing on the North Suburbs of Pittsburgh.

Working to keep you posted...


Paul said...

Jeff, have you or anyone else heard any more about Walmart's plans for the area?

Denise said...

I drove by yesterday and a for sale sign is on the McCraken lot property. It was not there before.
I think the Ross planning commission voted it down.

Paul said...

I'm not sure that means anything as from what I learned the rumor that Walmart had bought the property from Shutlz Ford owners who'd bought it from McCrackin in the first place turned out not to be true.

They own the Old Sam's Club property and the former Chi Chi's and a piece on the other side of McKnight and that's it.

Jeff said...

I have not heard anything about the Wal-Mart plans for a while. I will check with my sources to see if there has been any change.

To the best of my knowledge, Wal-Mart has not yet submitted plans to Ross Township Planning Commission. Their agendas from the past are posted on Ross' web site (

When it comes to the McCrackin property, I think Wal-Mart has a contingency agreement with the owners meaning the purchase will only go through if development plans are OK'd. However, I have also noticed the "For Sale" signs recently.

Additionally, Wal-Mart officials were working on coming to a similar agreement with the owners of a mattress store nearby.

At this point, it is likely Wal-Mart officials are still trying to resolve traffic issues in their plans, which will not be easy.

By scrapping the Kilbuck plans, I'm sure Wal-Mart wants to build on McKnight even more.