PRESS RELEASES

Peduto Administration Proposes New Neighborhood Improvement Projects Citywide

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 16, 2018) Mayor William Peduto is introducing plans to City Council for more than $4 million much-needed infrastructure projects citywide this year, using unspent money from old capital budget plans.

The proposed projects include street paving, landslide remediation, neighborhood sports facilities, master planning in the Hill District and Sheraden, business grants for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and a new community center in Troy Hill.

"These bills will deliver core city services to neighborhoods all across Pittsburgh and streamline our budget procedures at the same time," Mayor Peduto said. 

Several pieces of legislation being introduced to Council tomorrow would close out more than $4 million in unused city capital funding for old projects dating back to 2003 – as well as some new Community Development Block Grant money from 2018 – and repurpose it  for needed projects this year. The new projects include:

  • $1.7 million for the demolition and reconstruction of Cowley Recreation Center in Troy Hill
  • $1.5 million for landslide remediation on Diana Street in Spring Hill; List Street in Spring Hill; Swinburne Street in South Oakland; Greenleaf Street in Duquesne Heights/West End; and Advent Street in Elliott.
  • $1.3 million in additional street paving this year – equaling 5.5 miles of streets – in addition to the $17 million in street resurfacing already budgeted for 2018. 
  • $140,000 in neighborhood master planning for the Hill District and Sheraden
  • $100,000 in new funding for an Urban Redevelopment Authority program to help businesses address "one step" issues that prevent people in wheelchairs from entering their establishments
  • $40,000 in matching funds for a dek hockey rink in McBride Park in Lincoln Place
  • $15,000 for a new scoreboard at Kennard Field in Terrace Village

Funding for the projects comes from unused funding for past projects from 2003-2018. 

In related legislation also being introduced Tuesday, the Office of Management and Budget is proposing to budget an additional $1.9 million in CDBG  funds for 2018.

Published

07.16.2018

Contacts

Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor
412-660-1999
timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov