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.
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.
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!
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.