County will build new sports, athletic complex
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato announced the Sports Legacy Foundation will donate 78 acres of land in Coraopolis, Moon Twp. and Robinson Twp. to the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County.
The property will be developed into a sports and athletic complex that will include a number of nontraditional athletic fields, recreational programming, trout fishing and a mile-long extension of the Montour Trail.
The donated property was formerly owned and operated by the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad and requires some environmental remediation. Once the environmental work is completed, the property will be conveyed to the Allegheny County Department of Parks and transformed into a facility that offers nontraditional playing fields, including rugby, soccer and lacrosse.
The site, commonly referred to as Montour Junction, is bordered by Pa. Route 51 to the west and south, the CSX Railroad and Coraopolis Bridge to the north, and residential areas to the east. The head of the Montour Trail is approximately one-fifth of a mile to the south. Montour Run, a stocked trout stream, bisects the property.