Progress is well underway on this next phase of home building. Roads have been paved, new homes are being built and land has been cleared for the new apartments. While we eagerly await the finished products, we decided to look back at the transformation over this last year.
Homes are in various stages of completion, but there are still a variety home styles to chose from in this phase. These styles of homes, including single family, townhomes and manor flats are available for immediate reservation. In addition to new homes being built, over 130 apartment units will be ready to lease in spring of 2013 as well. With all these living options available, there’s something for everyone who wants to live in a new traditional neighborhood that is convenient to downtown, the parkway, hospitals and universities and so much more. If you’ve thought about living at Summerset at Frick Park–now is the right time to consider a move to the neighborhood.
A Fall Festival
Nearly three hundred people turned out for the Fall Festival held on October 27, 2012.
The Festival kicked off with a parade lead by Rick Sebak (who has a street named after him at Summerset at Frick Park), the Allderdice Marching Band, Murray the Squirrel Hill Squirrel, and the giant Studio Capezzuti Puppets. Friends, visitors and neighbors, most of them in costume, participated in the parade.
The parade began at the newly dedicated Mark Schneider Park and ended at Crescent Park, where specialty food trucks, family activities and various community groups greeted parade marchers and guests. Knights of the Classroom had their medieval traveling museum set up under the pavilion and roughly a dozen community groups had activities set up under a huge tent.
There were seasonally themed crafts, including The Garbage Bag Gala’s flying bats and The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts’ bat books as well as pumpkin muffins and hot cider sold by the Allderdice Field Hockey team. The Allderdice Marching Band sold fair-trade coffee. Neighboring non-profit, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association had rain barrels displayed that had been hand-painted by local artists. Another neighboring non-profit, The Frick Environmental Center, presented their ecological display of animal tracks and talked about Frick Park.
Children lined up for face painting and henna tattoos by the students from Capa Visual Arts. Diana the Penguin from the Aviary and the local Dagorhir chapter were popular attractions, especially for children. Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pittsburgh Landmarks Foundation and the Heinz History Foundation were on hand to provide information on their organizations.
Summerset at Frick Park also partnered with Zero Waste for the event. By using clearly marked recycling stations and compostable serving items, the event participants were able to take advantage of all the food and fun while keeping waste to a minimum. With a wide range of food and activities for families to enjoy, this year’s Fall Festival provided something for everyone.