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Penguins Plan to Build 935 Residential Units at Former Civic Arena Site

The Penguins expect to break ground in November on the first batch of 935 residential units at the former Civic Arena site — a 28-acre tract the team has been working to develop for a decade. “It’s incumbent on all…

Fiore Building Celebrates Opening With Ribbon Cutting

A building that was once a former meat market will now serve as the new office space for community supportive services under the KBK Foundation. Formerly the Fiore Building it is now known as the Ferlo Building. The space is…

Middle Hill Development and ‘Teenie’ Harris Center Open

When Lionel Harris drove up to the corner of Kirkpatrick Street and Bedford Avenue in the Hill District for a ribbon cutting ceremony a week ago, he was stunned to see the new community center named for his father, famed…

Penguins Ready to Start Residential Development at Old Civic Arena Site

As the Pittsburgh Penguins chase the Stanley Cup on the ice, they finally are ready to start another big quest off it — rebuilding the former Civic Arena site. The team and St. Louis-based developer McCormack Baron Salazar have submitted…

Developer Picked for Historic Germantown YWCA Adaptive Reuse Project

A developer has been picked to rehabilitate the historic Germantown YWCA building, officials announced yesterday. The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) Board of Directors has chosen minority-owned KBK Enterprises to purchase and re-develop the historic building that sits on the edge…

Gilbert’s Bedrock, Three Other Companies Selected for $267 Million Development of Brewster-Douglass Site, Eastern Market

Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Management Services LLC and three other companies, including two national real estate developers, are part of a joint venture that has been selected to build a  mixed-use development of primarily multifamily housing on about 25 acres of…

Community Celebrates Larimer Pointe Opening

Even as talk swirled about the possible loss of reasonably priced rental housing in East Liberty, state and local officials joined residents of nearby Larimer to celebrate the ribbon cutting for phase 1 of Larimer Pointe—a $13.4 million development built…

City Debuts Skyline Terrace

Though sod still needs to be laid on some side yards, and poles still await chain-link fencing, 186 units of new housing now sit above the Hill District where one of the nation’s first public housing projects, Addison Terrace, once…

40 New Homes Mark the Start of Larimer

Larimer had not seen new housing in 50 years. Now it has 40 fresh units on four streets in the heart of the neighborhood. A ribbon-cutting Friday marked the start of investment in a neighborhood that had lain fallow for…

Development Project Uses Art To Control Water Flow In Larimer

Betsy Damon, an international water artist, was invited to Pittsburgh to create a museum exhibit several years ago but decided instead to find an amenable neighborhood. “Pittsburgh has buried most of its streams in huge pipes,” she said. “Finding the…