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Students tell Pittsburgh City Council: Fight gentrification, buy a house 1

Students tell Pittsburgh City Council: Fight gentrification, buy a house

Some local students missed class Tuesday, but they weren’t playing hooky. Instead they were in Pittsburgh City Council chambers presenting a plan to fight gentrification in neighborhoods. The 25-member Youth Participatory Budget Council proposed that $125,000 of the city’s 2020 capital budget be put into a community land trust to keep at least one home …

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O’Connor Works to Extend Parking Pilot Program to Rest of the City

Working with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Councilman O’Connor has worked out an innovative plan that would vary the parking rates, based on data, to allow drivers to better utilize parking spots. Uniformly priced parking by location or street has resulted in highly competitive spaces in the City’s popular areas while spaces in low density …

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Almono-Hazelwood site to get $10M in state funding for redevelopment 8

Almono-Hazelwood site to get $10M in state funding for redevelopment

Councilman Corey O’Connor joined Governor Tom Corbett, local elected officials, and Hazelwood community leaders to announce the release of a $10 million Economic Growth Initiative grant for Almono-Hazelwood, the redevelopment of a brownfield site to be used for residential, commercial and mixed-use. Funds will be used for the construction of necessary on-site transportation infrastructure, utility …

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