A recent article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette titled, “Robert Morris Wants to Turn Hotel into Dormitory,” discusses the university’s interest in seeking a zoning amendment that would allow it to convert the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh International Airport into a dormitory for its upperclassmen.

Lafe Metz, the university’s attorney, told Moon supervisors that Robert Morris is interested in preserving the commercial nature of the property and focus growth on its campus, which is located less than one mile away.

A hearing on the proposed zoning change will be held at 7 p.m. on July 1. If changed, the zone would become a Mixed-Use Education Overlay District that would allow students to be housed at the hotel.

The university purchased the property in December 2011 at a sheriff's sale.

Read the full article – “Robert Morris Wants to Turn Hotel into Dormitory” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 13, 2013)