New Plan To Revitalize Pittsburgh Downtown Retail Corridor

After 15 months of work, a mayoral task force has created a $363 million plan to breathe life into the moribund Downtown Pittsburgh retail corridor bounded by Fifth and Forbes avenues and Market Square.
March 9, 2002, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The report recommends a mix of retail stores, office buildings, new apartments, a public market place and the conversion of Market Square into a "world-class urban space" containing farmers markets, street vendors, entertainment, art shows, concerts and festivals. But the plan does not address two difficult issues: how the project would be funded and whether the city should use eminent domain -- the issue that helped defeat an earlier renewal plan.

Thanks to Sheryl Stolzenberg

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Published on Friday, March 8, 2002 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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