Riverfront 47 signs deal to acquire Sunoco station property
The developers of the proposed Riverfront 47 site that spans from Sharpsburg into Aspinwall and O’Hara Township have a key property under agreement needed for the plan.
Riverfront 47’s principals announced Wednesday that they have an agreement in place to buy the Sunoco station at the corner of Freeport Road and Eastern Avenue. They plan to build out a new access road for the riverfront property at the site.
The agreement comes after Riverfront 47 eked out a vote by Aspinwall Borough council in early February to tentatively explore a plan to create a new access point at Eastern Avenue, a proposal that will require requesting the state to change a state grant for the use.
Riverfront 47 described the agreement of sale with gas station property owner VRAM LLC as a “new milestone in an emerging community partnership” that includes a complicated web of different partners, including Aspinwall, Sharpsburg and O’Hara, as well as PennDOT and other community groups.
With opponents of the project expressing concern over increased traffic on busy Freeport Road from the development, Riverfront 47 is working with the traffic technology firm RapidFlow to help better manage traffic congestion issues.