Pittsburgh Civic Arena Demolition Begins

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The former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins will be torn down.  The Civic Arena demolition has been hotly contested but crews are on site and work has finally begun.  Demolition will take until May to complete.  The 28-acre site will become a mixed-use area for retail, residential and commercial development.

The Civic Arena was replaced by the Consol Energy Center as the new home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pittsburgh Housing Authority Makes Serious Financial Commitment To The Hill District

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The Pittsburgh Housing Authority has set aside $33.4 million towards the demolition of a dilapidated, crime-ridden project in the Hill District.  The PHA will raze 734 apartments and replace them with 440 new townhouse units.  Only 404 of the 734 units are now occupied at Addison Terrace. The project will take 10 years to complete and be done in phases.

This is a significant financial commitment by the City of Pittsburgh toward cleaning up and revitalizing the Hill District.

Pennsylvania Brownfield Inventory Redevelopment Site

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Here is a great website for any municipality who has a brownfield(s) to be redeveloped or any developer looking for a project site.  The information on this website is voluntary and supplied by property owners and community redevelopment organizations.  Pennsylvania also has a Brownfields Assistance Program!

For more information, click here: http://brownfields.pasitesearch.com/

Lancaster Mixed-Use Project Wrapping Up Phase One

Liberty North, a high-end, mixed-use project at 1060 North Charlotte Street in Lancaster is almost ready to have its first tenants move in.  The second-floor renovations are complete and 20 of 21 loft apartments are rented!  First-floor work starts this fall and will add more apartments and commercial space.

Apartments rent for $900 – $1800 a month and there are no shortage of takers; if the success rate on the second-floor is any indicator for the rest of the project.

Here is as link to the site for the project with all the information you could want and pictures: http://drogariscompanies.com/libertynorth

Philly Developer Buying Buildings In Downtown Pittsburgh

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A Philadelphia developer that has purchased two buildings in Downtown Pittsburgh in less than a year apparently has its sights set on a third.

PMC Property Group appears to be close to a deal to buy the Regional Enterprise Tower, the 30-story skyscraper that was the subject of a sheriff sale last spring, according to sources.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11266/1176836-53.stm#ixzz1YnYfx0Kd

Boeing Builds New Production Facility In Delaware County

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Sept. 22–With great fanfare, Boeing Co. toasted Wednesday the recent opening of the renovated factory in Ridley Township where it makes the CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

Actually, the Delaware County factory where Boeing’s signature tandem-rotor transport helicopter has been manufactured since the early 1960s never closed.

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York County Firm Awarded $7 Billion Road-Rail Project

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Ameri Metro Inc., a York County high-speed rail company, said Tuesday it has received a $7 billion contract to build a toll road and rail system in western Alabama…

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Erie County Gets Federal Highway Funds

Erie County and Harborcreek and Lawrence Park townships will share more than $1 million in federal highway funds to improve public access to lakefront scenery along Route 5…

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