Lafe Metz recently attended a community meeting at the Calvary Episcopal Church to represent a proposal to replace Shadyside’s Hunt Armory with a community fitness center, rehab service and ice rink.

The Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority board held a meeting on Thursday and began its negotiations with Toronto-based firm Cadan Inc. and Kratsa Properties to make sure certain conditions are met with local tenants and the community as a whole.

“B. Lafe Metz, an attorney for the project, would not say who those tenants may be or how many businesses the developers were talking to but said they’re working on “striking a balance between a project that works financially and staying true to the vision the community supports."

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