A 144-room Marriott Residence Inn will be built on Forbes Ave. next to the Skyvue apartments, also under construction, by the MWK Forbes II team. Construction on the $20 million hotel is expected to begin fall of 2015 (pending city approvals). Plans call for an opening by the end of 2016. David Cocco, president of North Star Lodging and Development Inc., has partnered with Massaro Corp., the hotel’s general contractor; project architect Tasso Katselas Architects; and commercial real estate firm Hanna Langholz Wilson Ellis.
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On Monday, December 15th, history was made as Oakland’s five newest leaders took the stage at Alumni Hall to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Oakland community and discuss their visions for Oakland’s future.
The five leaders included Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher; Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh; Carlow University President Suzanne Mellon; Jo Ellen Parker, president of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh; and Leslie Davis, senior vice president of UPMC, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Health Services Division.
OBID and OTF would like to thank their many incredible community partners who came together to make the Oakland Leadership Celebration such a success.