Lower Hill Redevelopment Team provides updates on Urban Open Space, Residential Units and Announces Release of LERTA Funds for Hill District Homeowners
Pittsburgh, August 10, 2023 – The Lower Hill Redevelopment Project team members hosted a community conversation with residents and stakeholders in the Lower Hill District at the Energy Innovation Center to discuss – and community members to ask questions about – the development.
Topics included the FNB Financial Center on Block G; the live music venue and garage on Block E; the Curtain Call public art project on Block A; an update on plans for housing on Block B, however, the most exciting announcement came in the form of a new opportunity made available to homeowners in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. The URA plans to use $465,000 from the Greater Hill District Neighborhood Reinvestment Fund to launch a grant program for homeowners to receive up to $20,000 to cover the cost of home repairs. The cash being used for the grant program is part of a $7.1 million contribution by the Lower Hill Redevelopment team made back in September 2021 that went into the fund. This marks the first time Greater Hill District Neighborhood Reinvestment Fund money will be available directly to Hill District residents.
The Greater Hill District Neighborhood Reinvestment Fund takes diverted tax revenues from the Lower Hill redevelopment project — which is set to include a new live music venue, public safety station and other amenities — and provides funding for community needs throughout the Hill District. Its board is comprised of 12 Hill District community stakeholders.
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