PITTSBURGH, PA (August 11, 2020) Mayor William Peduto, City Council President Theresa Kail Smith and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh will present over $626,000 in community investment funding for Council District 2 projects to the URA Board of Directors for approval this Thursday.
"The funding provided by the URA for these projects will meet important community needs in our District 2 neighborhoods like community resources, accessibility upgrades for older residents, and access to high quality affordable housing,” said Mayor Peduto. “Thank you to Council President Theresa Kail Smith for collaborating with us to identify and see these projects through and the URA for their continued support of community projects."
“We are pleased to provide support to catalytic projects located throughout neighborhoods like Chartiers City, Crafton Heights, Sheraden, and Duquesne Heights,” said URA Deputy Executive Director Diamonte Walker. “Stabilizing and growing the vitality of this part of the City through investments in affordable housing and essential community-serving facilities is critical to our mission. We believe this sends a strong signal of market confidence in the area. Thank you to the Mayor, Council President, and all of our development partners.”
The URA Board of Directors will vote on the following funding for projects located in District 2 :
“The Jasmine Campus is very grateful for the grant provided by Mayor Peduto, the URA and Council-President Kail Smith. This grant will help assist us with renovations to our Learning Center where we will provide services to 600 at risk children, and 300 special needs adults a day. We thank you for your contribution,” said Christy Porter, executive director for the Jasmine Nyree Campus.
"I'd like to thank everyone for coming together and working together to make sure that District 2 residents see investment to meet their needs,” said City Council President Theresa Kail Smith. “Thank you to Mayor Peduto and his staff for working closely with our office and our neighbors to help connect them with the resources they need. Thank you to Director Greg Flisram and his team at the URA for their energy around these projects and financial support. Thank you especially to our neighbors - to Cristy Porter and her team with the Jasmine Nyree Campus project, Washington Heights Elderly Housing Corporation and Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation for making these plans a reality."
The URA Board Meeting will be this Thursday, August 13 online at 2 PM. More information about these projects and the meeting can be found here.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.