District 9 News http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district9/news City Council District 9 (c) 2014 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved MAYOR, COUNCILMAN BURGESS BREAK GROUND FOR NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN EAST LIBERTY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district9/article?id=1450 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; ">Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today was joined by City Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess, representatives from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), key stakeholders, and members of the community to officially break ground for Liberty Park Phase II, a new, 71-unit rental housing development along Collins Ave. in East Liberty.</span><br style="outline: none; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <br style="outline: none; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; ">&ldquo;We&rsquo;re excited to kick off the next phase of the redevelopment for the former Liberty Park site, which represents another step forward for the ongoing revitalization of the East Liberty neighborhood,&rdquo; said Ravenstahl.&nbsp; &ldquo;Everyone should have access to safe and affordable housing opportunities. Liberty Park II will offer the chance for residents who were temporarily relocated to return to their neighborhood of East Liberty, and to enjoy new, modern conveniences.&rdquo;</span><br style="outline: none; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <br style="outline: none; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; ">Phase I, called the Fairfield Apartments, completed in 2007, consists of 124 mixed-income rental units and is fully occupied. Many of these units are home to residents who were relocated as a result of the closures of the East Liberty high-rises.</span><br style="outline: none; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <br style="outline: none; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; ">This development is located on the site of the former functionally obsolete Liberty Park high-rise. Also located on the site of the former Penn Circle high-rise is the new East Liberty Target, a $46 million development, which will provide more than 250 permanent jobs to the East Liberty area.&nbsp; The URA assisted the developer in attracting Target by supporting site preparation efforts and implementing the financing for the Penn Circle Two-Way Conversion project. The $5 million conversion includes streetscape, sidewalk, and other crosswalk improvements that will improve the parking, pedestrian, and public transportation of the corridor.</span><br style="outline: none; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <br style="outline: none; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; ">A. Liberoni, Inc. has been hired to complete the public improvement work associated with the site, which includes the extension and connection of Kalida Drive and Princeton Place, new utilities (water line, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water and sewer services), and street lighting.&nbsp; SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. will provide construction management services.&nbsp; Developers are McCormack Baron Salazar in collaboration with East Liberty Development, Inc.</span><br style="outline: none; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <br style="outline: none; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; ">Site preparation for Liberty Park II has begun, and construction of the buildings is expected to start in late spring 2011. Total cost of the URA-funded project is $15.7 million. Funding includes $6.4 million of public sources, such as the Pittsburgh Development Fund (PDF), PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), HOME funds, and HUD Upfront Grant funds.</span></p> Thu, 24 May 2012 10:16:43 -0400 MAYOR, COUNCILMAN BURGESS START THE RAZING OF DILAPIDATED HOUSES IN HOMEWOOD 'KILLING FIELDS,' MARKING THE START OF 2012 DEMOLITION SEASON http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district9/article?id=1428 <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; " width="100%"> <tbody style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; "> <tr style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; "> <td style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; vertical-align: top; "> <div class="article" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; margin-bottom: 25px; "> <div class="ckBlock" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; "> <p style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; text-align: justify; "><strong style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; ">(PITTSBURGH) April 4, 2012&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess today commenced the demolition of some of Homewood&rsquo;s most dilapidated and dangerous properties located in the proverbial &ldquo;Killing Fields&rdquo; &ndash; a milestone that has been highly anticipated by both community members and City officials. The tearing down of 610-618 Collier Street marks the start of the City&rsquo;s demolition season, and will soon be followed by the demo of nearby 613-619 Collier Street in the coming weeks, and 7306-7384 and 7506-7546 Furmosa Way later this spring.<br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " /> <br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " /> &ldquo;We made a promise to the Homewood community that we would rid the neighborhood of these unsafe properties, which have been a hotbed for criminal activity, and today we are making good on that promise,&rdquo; said Ravenstahl. &ldquo;We can now reclaim and restore this area for the Homewood neighborhood, transforming these blocks into community assets, not eyesores.&rdquo;<br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " /> <br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " /> Following the Collier Street properties&rsquo; condemnation in December 2008, the City has worked aggressively to either see the vacant houses improved by the property owner, or to demolish the structures that were posing a safety risk to residents. Finally, in late 2011 the Courts ruled to authorize demolition of the structures.<br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " /> <br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " /> &quot;This marks the beginning of the renewal and revival of the Homewood community,&rdquo; said Councilman Burgess. &ldquo;Like the fabled phoenix, something significant and sustainable will rise from the dust and bricks on this site.&quot;<br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " /> <br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " /> For the past six years, Mayor Ravenstahl has prioritized the demolition and restoration of neglected and blighted properties in order to make Pittsburgh&rsquo;s neighborhoods cleaner and safer. To date, $20 million has been dedicated to demolishing over 3,700 properties in an effort to enhance public safety efforts in the City&rsquo;s neighborhoods. In 2012, an additional $3.3 million has been dedicated to continuing this progress.<br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " /> <br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " /> &ldquo;Abandoned and vacant homes encourage illegal and dangerous activities in our neighborhoods,&rdquo; said Ravenstahl. &ldquo;When preservation is not an option, demolition is the necessary next step to enhance safety in these areas.&rdquo;<br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " /> <br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " /> Mayor Ravenstahl and City officials have also ramped up the City&rsquo;s greening efforts in response to the open lots created by demolition. In addition to the work of City departments, like the Department of Public Works&rsquo; &ldquo;Green Team,&rdquo; the Mayor has created programs that provide residents the tools necessary to create their own neighborhood green space or community garden. Programs such as:</p> <ul style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; margin-top: 15px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 10px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; list-style-type: none; "> <li style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; background-image: url(http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/images/icons/bullet_green_arr.gif); padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 14px; margin-top: 5px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-position: 0px 3px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; "><a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/neighborhoodinitiatives/greenup/" style="outline-style: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(10, 88, 167); ">Green Up</a></li> <li style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; background-image: url(http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/images/icons/bullet_green_arr.gif); padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 14px; margin-top: 5px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-position: 0px 3px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; "><a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock/" style="outline-style: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(10, 88, 167); ">Love Your Block</a></li> <li style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; background-image: url(http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/images/icons/bullet_green_arr.gif); padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 14px; margin-top: 5px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-position: 0px 3px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; "><a href="http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/finance/assets/sideyard_sale_program.pdf" style="outline-style: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(10, 88, 167); " target="_blank">Sideyard Sale Program<img alt="PDF File" border="0" class="siteIcon" src="http://pittsburghpa.gov/images/icons/soc/pdf.gif" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; vertical-align: text-bottom; padding-left: 3px; cursor: pointer; " title="PDF File" /></a></li> <li style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; background-image: url(http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/images/icons/bullet_green_arr.gif); padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 14px; margin-top: 5px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; background-position: 0px 3px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; "><a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/neighborhoodinitiatives/greenup/resources.htm" style="outline-style: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(10, 88, 167); ">Garden Waiver Program</a></li> </ul> <p style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; text-align: justify; ">Additionally, the City continues its efforts to preserve Pittsburgh&#39;s existing homes and buildings. Recently, the Urban Redevelopment Authority announced that it is seeking funding for a new program called &quot;Preserve Pittsburgh.&quot; The program will work to enhance the historic fabric of the City&#39;s neighborhoods by stabilizing condemned properties that have been identified as significant to the neighborhood by community groups and stakeholders.</p> <p style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; text-align: justify; "><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Councilman Burgess spoke with Rachel Madddow when the NRA convention was held in Pittsburgh. He showed her the impact of gun violence on the communtiy.<br /> View the video here</span>:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdaUa3eGuUs">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdaUa3eGuUs</a></p> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 13:54:16 -0400 MAYOR, COUNCILMAN RICKY BURGESS ANNOUNCE INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS TO CONNECT RESIDENTS WITH TARGET JOBS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district9/article?id=1427 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; ">Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Councilman Ricky Burgess today announced three East Liberty Target job informational sessions to be held on April 14, May 5, and May 12 at East Liberty Presbyterian Church located at 116 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. &nbsp;The East Liberty Target store will be opening July 24, 2011 and Target will begin accepting applications next week to fill more than 200 full and part-time positions.</span><br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; ">&ldquo;We are working hard and collaborating with Target and neighborhood employment centers to make sure that Pittsburghers benefit from newly created Target jobs,&rdquo; Ravenstahl said. &ldquo;As we work to transform places like East Liberty into economic engines, we will see more prosperity and job growth happen in nearby communities like Larimer, Homewood, and the East Hills.&rdquo;</span><br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; ">At the first session, Target staff management will inform job seekers of the types of available positions, employment expectations, and full and part-time benefits information. At the following sessions, Target staff will explain the interviewing process, review sample interviewing questions, and go over important hiring requirements. At all sessions, the City&rsquo;s PA CareerLink office and community organizations will be on-site to connect applicants with job readiness programs designed to prepare applicants for Target&rsquo;s interview process.</span><br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; ">&ldquo;These informational sessions are an important step for anyone interested in working at the new East Liberty Target,&rdquo; said Councilman Ricky Burgess. &ldquo;My vision is that the jobs being created in our community actually benefit the residents of our community, and I strongly encourage all of my constituents to take advantage of this opportunity.&rdquo;</span><br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " /> <span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; ">The City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Personnel Department and PA CareerLink have already coordinated job readiness workshops with the City&rsquo;s Neighborhood Employment Centers and community-based organizations to ensure that City residents get connected to Target jobs. Through the workshops, residents will be better prepared to apply for positions at Target and to address any barriers to employment. Interested residents are encouraged to visit a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/files/nec_target_referral.pdf" style="outline-style: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(10, 88, 167); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; " target="_blank">NEC&nbsp;<img alt="PDF File" border="0" class="siteIcon" src="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/images/icons/soc/pdf.gif" style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; vertical-align: text-bottom; padding-left: 3px; cursor: pointer; " title="PDF File" /></a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: justify; ">to become better prepared in resume writing, effective communication skills, interview techniques, computer skills, and more.</span></p> <p><strong style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-center; ">Thursday, April 14 &ndash;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;Target Employment Expectations&rdquo;</strong></p> <p><strong style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-center; ">10 a.m. to 12 noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.</strong><br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-center; " /> <br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-center; " /> <strong style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-center; ">Thursday, May 5 &ndash;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;Interviewing for Target&rdquo;</strong><br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-center; " /> <strong style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-center; ">10 a.m. to 12 noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.</strong><br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-center; " /> <br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-center; " /> <strong style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-center; ">Thursday, May 12 &ndash; &nbsp;&ldquo;Interviewing for Target&rdquo;</strong><br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-center; " /> <strong style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; text-align: -webkit-center; ">10 a.m. to 12 noon and 12 noon to 1 p.m.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; text-align: justify; "><strong style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; ">About Target</strong><br style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; " /> The new East Liberty Target, a $46 million dollar development, will provide more than 200 permanent jobs to the East Liberty area.&nbsp; Already, the development has created 140 construction jobs that have employed 80 percent of the Pittsburgh area&rsquo;s workforce. In addition, the developer has received 40 percent minority and women-owned business contractor participation.</p> <p style="outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Arial, sans-serif; text-align: justify; ">The City&rsquo;s Urban Redevelopment Authority assisted the developer in attracting Target by supporting site preparation efforts and implementing the financing for the Penn Circle Two-Way Conversion project. The $5 million conversion includes streetscape, sidewalk, and other crosswalk improvements that will improve the parking, pedestrian, and public transportation of the corridor.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 13:42:07 -0400