An online car dealership plans to build a retail presence at South Fayette’s Newbury Market site.
The 54,000 square-feet Carvana location will include a 71-feet-tall automobile vending machine, according to the Tribune-Review:
Carvana’s new dealership will be visible from Interstate 79. When the Southern Beltway toll road opens in late 2020, the entire Newbury Market area could see more traffic.
South Fayette’s Board of Commissioners approved Carvana’s preliminary plan last week.
In related news, South Fayette last month rejected two development proposals for the former Star City Cinemas site off of Route 50.
The township purchased the land for $5 million almost a decade ago.
Burns & Scalo, which own two nearby business parks, bid $1.5 million and had a plan to bring five new restaurants to the area, according to the Tribune-Review.
Continental Real Estate bid $2.8 million and offered a plan to create senior housing.
The township plans to request additional bids. With businesses finally moving into Newbury Market across the street, South Fayette commissioners may believe that the Star City site is growing in value.