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Posted inDEVELOP PGH, ECONOMY & HOUSING, EDUCATION, IN-DEPTH

The Hill District: Still waiting for something great to happen

Leeretta Payne rises at 5:30 on warm mornings to take care of her Cliff Street garden. Her corner townhouse is similar to others on the block — red-brick and well-kept.

Standing on her street in the Hill District, Payne can look west and see the U.S. Steel Building towering over nearby Downtown. It feels close enough to touch.