Homewood Community Unveils Plans To Transform Neighborhood

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KDKAApril 24, 2019by Rachele Mongiovi HOMEWOOD (KDKA) — People living in Homewood are taking steps to enhance the footprint of their neighborhood. Tuesday night, members of the Homewood Community Development Collaborative released proposals as part of a community-driven plan to transform the resilient neighborhood of Homewood. Residents are hoping to bring more affordable housing to…

Homewood residents get first glimpse of ‘comprehensive community plan’ to tackle housing, development, transit and more

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Public SourceApril 24, 2019by J. Dale Shoemaker Homewood will be the second Pittsburgh neighborhood to have a comprehensive, city-approved development plan to address issues like affordable housing, mobility and community development. Unveiled Tuesday night, the draft of Homewood’s Comprehensive Community Plan includes 21 overarching goals for the neighborhood, from improving air quality to better managing vacant property,…

Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan offered for public comment ahead of City Planning Commission vote

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NEXTpittsburghApril 24, 2019by Bill O’Toole When it comes to community development, Homewood is charting its own path. On Tuesday evening, community leaders gathered at Bethany Baptist Church to unveil the Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan. This 10-year development plan is based on a year of research done by professional working groups focused on nine key areas: housing,…

Pitt to launch innovation lab, makerspace in Homewood

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Pittsburgh Business Times March 7, 2018 by Stacey Federoff The University of Pittsburgh will open an innovation lab and makerspace in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood. The Manufacturing Assistance Center Makerspace, located at 7800 Susquehanna St., will feature small business development courses and will be equipped with a laser, 3-D printers, woodworking and a soft textiles area,…

Opening Supermarkets in Food Deserts Improves Health of Residents, Even if They Don’t Buy Healthier Food

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Organic Authority January 1, 2018 by Emily Monaco   Opening new supermarkets in low-income food deserts may improve the health of residents, no matter their shopping habits, according to a new RAND Corporation Study. The study’s findings are based on research conducted in two low-income neighborhoods in Pittsburgh: the Hill District, where a new supermarket opened in…

Uptick in Hill District health, food security followed grocery store’s opening, study says

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TribLive December 19, 2017 by Matthew Santoni Hill District residents’ health and food security appear to have improved since the long-awaited opening of a full-service supermarket, especially compared to other neighborhoods with similar demographics, according to a RAND Corporation study. The study released Tuesday tracked residents’ reported health and economic status since the October 2013…

Pittsburgh City Council takes steps to approve realty tax increase, unveils plan to put money into affordable housing fund

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Pittsburgh Public Source December 13, 2017 by J. Dale Shoemaker Pittsburgh’s City Council with a preliminary vote on Wednesday supported the 0.5 percent increase of the Realty Transfer Tax [RTT] to help fill the Housing Opportunity Fund. That will allow the city to pay for affordable housing projects and initiatives. Additional support for the fund…