At least some of a remarkable 49 percent drop in crime in a rough Pittsburgh is attributed to a new nonprofit-sponsored program designed to put slumlords out of business and get rid of their problem tenants.
Apr 21, 2015 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A large mixed-use development plan for Pittsburgh's former Civic Area site now has full approval from the city.
Feb 13, 2015 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The proposed redevelopment of the 28-acre site—former home of the Civic Arena—would produce a corporate headquarters and a mix of uses and housing.
Jan 20, 2015 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The old Civic Arena site, formerly the home of the Pittsburgh Penguin NHL team, will be redeveloped with the help of the city's largest-ever tax increment financing district.
Sep 10, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In the hopes of finalizing a plan to connect Pittsburgh and Oakland with a bus rapid transit route, the Port Authority of Allegheny County has approved $3 million out of the needed $4 million for a preliminary engineering and environmental review.
Jul 18, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Allegheny County officials have embarked on an experiment to allow companies to drill for oil and gas below one of the county's eight parks. Whether operations expand beyond the initial test site remains to be seen.
Jun 25, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"The drilling industry boom in places like Washington County [Pennsylvania] has squeezed the housing market, especially among those looking for lower-priced apartments and homes," reports Stephanie Ritenbaugh.
Jun 17, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Diane Nelson Jones report that Pittsburgh's famous Mellon Square, called the city's "emerald oasis," will reopen this week after closing for renovations in 2011.
May 27, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh recently approved a land bank to acquire properties when owners fall behind on property taxes. The question about how much control to grant an independent authority, or maintain with the City Council, remains controversial.
Apr 17, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh hopes for pedestrian-oriented public space at the corner of Art Rooney Avenue and North Shore Drive. The city’s planning commission recently granted its NFL franchise a third extension to develop a plan for the parking lot on the parcel.
Feb 19, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette