First Source Center Hosts Job Fair at The Hill House
The Lower Hill Redevelopment's First Source Center hosted a successful Job Fair and Open House on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the Historic Hill House. With nearly 30 employers and service providers and over 200 registrants for the event...
Local Contractors Install Lower Hill Project Signage
General Contractor, Ray Zellars (MBE) completed the installation of Lower Hill District and FNB Financial Center signage at the corner of Washington Place and Centre Avenue. The 100% MWBE project features signage created by AlphaGraphics (WBE)..
Reinvestment: $25M in Contracts to MBEs; $5M to WBEs
To date, the new development on the Lower Hill and the new 26-story FNB Financial Center has translated into $25 million in contract commitments to minority-owned businesses and $5 million to woman-owned businesses.
During Black History Month 2022 the Lower Hill Development Team highlighted Black owned businesses and Community leaders that have made significant contributions to the Lower Hill District. Among those pictured, Mayor, Ed Gainey..
Shop Local with our New Historic Hill District Neighbor
First Source Center partner Catapult, has opened its new location "Gallery on Centre". This space will host six graduates from their Hill District cohort. Support these entrepreneurs by shopping online or stop by their 1840 Centre Ave location!
Clay Cove Capital is a key equity investor in the Lower Hill Redevelopment plan and a minority-owned firm co-founded by Amachie K. Ackah, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. With over 24 years of real estate industry experience..
With roots in both the Hill District and economic development, E. Holdings has been engaged as the Minority Woman Owned Business (M/WBE) consultant for the LHR. In that capacity, Ms. Williams focused on building bridges between the development...
Hear from Howard K. Graves Jr., AIA, NCARB, President and Senior Principal of Graves Design Group LLC (GDG), which happens to be the largest and oldest African-American owned architectural firm in all of Western Pennsylvania. Read on to...
March is Women's History Month, a month where we acknowledge women's historical contributions and recognize the sacrifices made by women, to help make the world, and our country, a more inclusive and diverse place.
This quarter round up, we say goodbye to Dr. Diamonte Walker, and spotlight women in construction - CCIP Manager, Theresa Giacomino (PJ Dick), Project Coordinator, Olivia Grunseich (BPGS Construction)and Rochelle "Missy" Johnson, founder, Diverse Industrial Solutions.
An Interview, As We Say Farewell to Dr. Diamonte Walker
On March 25, 2022 the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced that Deputy Executive Director Dr. Diamonte Walker will depart the organization in Spring 2022 for an opportunity in the private sector. We say thank you to Dr....
Theresa Giacomino, CCS, LEED AP is a recognizable face working on the Lower Hill Redevelopment. With experience in both architecture and design she supports construction development as CCIP Manager overseeing supplier diversity efforts.
Spotlight on Project Coordinator, Olivia Grunseich
Project Coordinator, Olivia Grunseich, has been working on the Lower Hill Redevelopment project for nearly three years. Her efforts have been focused on M/WBE outreach and the growth of the Lower Hill First Source Center..
Spotlight: Missy Johnson, DiVerse Industrial Solutions
Rochelle "Missy" Johnson is an entrepreneur and risk taker and launched DiVerse Industrial Solutions, which recently secured a contract to provide specialty metals to the FNB Financial Center project...
Real Estate Industry Group Spotlights the Lower Hill
BPG's VP Bomani M. Howze, was joined by panelists, Tracey McCants Lewis, Deputy General Counsel & Director of HR, the URA’s Dr. Diamonte Walker, and over 100 industry executives to hear about the redevelopment of the Lower Hill District.
After a two year hiatus we are excited to announce a date for a live in person August Wilson Birthday Celebration block party. Please join us at the August Wilson House and several surrounding blocks in The Hill District as we celebrate the great American playwright's birthday with a free fun-filled day outdoors.
Come early & stay late to enjoy over 125 vendors, food trucks, performances, lip sync battle, dancing, foam party and more!
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