North Side saga: For the Garden Theater block, another setback

Post-Gazette columnist Brian O’Neill has a standing joke about the North Side, where he has lived for 25 years: The North Side is like soccer — it’s the sport of the future, and always will be. Proponents of Central North Side progress can ruefully trot out that line, following an Allegheny County judge’s puzzling decision last week to halt Trek Development’s project for the Garden Theater block.

It’s just the latest setback for the high-profile stretch, which has been the object of failed development visions since President Bill Clinton’s second term.

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