Developer Mark Latorre has received final approval for the first phase of developing 73 homes on 23.7 acres of the Pittsburgh, Pa., property’s golf course. Latorre must still meet conditions required by the city, including approval of a storm water management plan from the conservation district and a sewer line layout from the sanitary authority.
Developer Mark Latorre received final approval from West Mifflin, Pa., council last week for the first phase of his plan for a portion of the golf course at Westwood Golf Club in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Walter Anthony, West Mifflin community development director, said Latorre will build 20 patio homes in the first phase of construction. A total of 73 townhomes or patio homes worth about $200,000 each will be built on 23.7 acres during three phases, the Post-Gazette reported.
Latorre, of Westwood and Associates LLC, the owner of the golf course, had presented several development plans to borough council over the past five years. In May 2011, Anthony said Latorre had proposed installing quad patio homes on a parcel of between 15 and 30 acres of the golf course property. In January 2012, Anthony said the golf course developer changed plans for the land, adding a nine-lot subdivision of single-family homes, the Post-Gazette reported.
Last week, Latorre told council he is working with an architect to find a way to keep 18 holes of golf at the course, Anthony said.
Latorre must still meet conditions required by West Mifflin, including approval of a storm water management plan from the Allegheny County Conservation District and approval of sewer line layout from the sanitary authority, the Post-Gazette reported.
Anthony said Tuesday that final approval took so long because Latorre kept changing the plans. “The borough’s just happy to see new construction of these types of homes. The development will create additional taxes for the borough,” he said.