Bedford Dwellings in the Hill District is one of the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh's aging properties. File photo. (Photo by Maranie Rae Staab/PublicSource)

Develop PGH Bulletins: Pittsburgh’s Housing Authority board to consider measure to attract maintenance workers

Develop PGH Bulletins updates you on the Pittsburgh region's economy. Check back frequently, sign up for the Develop PGH newsletter and email rich@publicsource.org with questions, tips or story ideas. 10/26/21: Staffing shortages have complicated maintenance, housing head to tell board
The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh will consider hiring maintenance workers from outside of the city, with a board vote on the measure set for Thursday. The authority has faced recent criticism regarding maintenance at its low-income housing complexes. Early this month, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette found that over three years, more than half of the properties managed by the HACP failed federal Department of Housing and Urban Development inspections.

September 2021 Develop PGH Bulletins: Rejected as historic, bank branch could face demolition

Develop PGH Bulletins updates you on the Pittsburgh region's economy. Check back frequently, sign up for the Develop PGH newsletter and email rich@publicsource.org with questions, tips or story ideas. 9/28/21: Planning Commission to decide fate of former Mellon Bank branch in East Liberty
Citizens Bank wants to raze a 52-year-old bank branch building in East Liberty, and that puts the City Planning Commission in an awkward position. In June, the commission voted in favor of historic designation for the former Mellon Bank branch on Penn Avenue, based on its architecture and its role in a portfolio of unique locations built by the Pittsburgh-based financial institution. But Pittsburgh City Council, which has final word on historic designation, rejected the nomination.

The blast furnace on the Carrie Furnace redevelopment site would not be affected by plans to redevelop 75 of the 168 acres around it. (Photo by Jay Manning/PublicSource)

August 2021 Develop PGH Bulletins: Plan emerging to start building on Allegheny County’s big former mill site

Develop PGH Bulletins updates you on the Pittsburgh region's economy. Check back frequently, sign up for the Develop PGH newsletter and email rich@publicsource.org with questions, tips or story ideas. 8/26/21: RIDC to take on redevelopment of Carrie Furnace site in Rankin, Swissvale
A long-quiet former steel mill site may ring with the sounds of construction next year, following a tentative pact between the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County [RAAC] and a nonprofit developer. The RAAC board voted to turn over 75 developable acres of the 168-acre Carrie Furnace site, which spans Rankin and Swissvale, to the Regional Industrial Development Corporation [RIDC]. County Development Director Lance Chimka told the RAAC board that RIDC would promptly start infrastructure work, and then construct two buildings of around 50,000 square feet near the north end of the Rankin Bridge.