Work Will Begin On Casino Hotel


THAT’S ALL TONIGHT HERE ON THE CBS EVENING NEWS. WITH FLYING CONFETTI AND DIRT THE RIVERS CASINO IS OFF AND RUNNING FOR ITS LONG PLANNED HOTEL ON THE NORTH SHORE. WORK ON THE CASINO HOTEL CALLED THE LANDING WILL BEGIN SOON. IT’S THE OPENING ACT OF WHAT’S SHAPING UP TO BE A CONSTRUCTION BOOM ON THE NORTH SHORE. JOHN SHUMWAY SHOWS US WHAT WE CAN EXPECT. Reporter: EVEN BEFORE THE PIRATES TOOK UP RESIDENCE IN THE OFTEN CALLED BEST BALLPARK IN AMERICA AND THE STEELERS SETTLED INTO HEINZ FIELD THE PROMISE OF NORTH SHORE DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN OUT THERE, BUT NOW — THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF DEVELOPERS WILLING TO BUILD HOUSING, WILLING TO BUILD OFFICES, WILLING TO BUILD COMMERCIAL AND THERE ARE PEOPLE TO ACTUALLY MOVE IN. Reporter: SO OFF WE GO WITH THE SHINING IMAGES OF THE COMING CASINO HOTEL WITH THE FIRST DIRT FLYING — I HOPE TO GET REAL GROUND BROKEN THIS MONTH. THE LATEST WILL BE EARLY NEXT MONTH AND I HOPE TO HAVE THIS THING UP AND RUNNING BY EARLY 2021. Reporter: JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CASINO ON THE WEST END BRIDGE THIS IS WHERE LUCAS PIATT ENVISIONS HIS ESPALANADE FEATURING A FERRIS WHEEL, AQUARIUM, CONDOS, APARTMENTS, FULL SERVICE HOTEL AND A TRADEMARK LAGOON. WE HOPE THAT WE CAN START MOVING ON THE PROJECTS SOMETIME NEXT YEAR IN 2020. Reporter: AND THEN COMPLETION BEING? ABOUT TWO TO THREE YEARS AFTERWARDS. Reporter: ON THE STADIUM SIDE OF THE CASINO — YOU HAVE THE CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER PARKING LOT BEING REDEVELOPED. IT WILL INCLUDE A PARKING GARAGE AND A MULTI-USE. Reporter: ON NORTH SHORE DRIVE THE OLD TILTED KILT IS BEING TRANSFORMED INTO A NEW CONCEPT CALLED SHORTAGE FEATURING DUCK PIN BOWLING. AT A BLOCK AWAY BEN ROETHLISBERGER’S RESTAURANT WILL SET UP SHOP IN THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE NEW S.A.P. BUILDING AND THEN THERE IS THE CURRENT LOT 2 BEHIND THE POST- GAZETTE BUILDING. WE’D LIKE TO SEE HOUSING DEVELOPED IN THAT SITE. Reporter: ACROSS THE STREET FROM PNC PARK LOT 4 IS IT ON THE WAY TO RETAIL AND UPSTAIRS 35 TO 40 RESIDENTIAL UNITS. I THINK YOU’LL SEE WORK SOON, PROBABLY WITHIN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS OR SO. Reporter: OPERATING FIRST WILL PROBABLY BE THE REDESIGNED TILT THE KILT AND BEN ROETHLISBERGER’S RESTAURANT

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