PITTSBURGH, PA (February 10, 2021) Mayor William Peduto joined the Manchester Citizens Corporation (MCC) and others today for a virtual celebration of completed and upcoming development projects in the historic North Side community.
“Manchester is a model for the whole city of Pittsburgh in how you build communities through housing,” Mayor Peduto said. “You create opportunities for equity through homeownership, you incorporate historic preservation, you provide walkable amenities for neighbors of all ages, and you make for a special place that everyone can call home.”
The Mayor was joined by community officials including state Rep. Jake Wheatley, City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle, and the MCC’s LaShawn Burton-Faulk.
"The community celebration was an opportunity for us to come together and recognize the great progress in our community, even during a trying year of national pandemic and discord. I want to thank all of our partners who’ve helped make these important and exciting projects possible. We look forward to continuing the work in Manchester to bring the community’s vision to life," Burton-Faulk said.
The event served as a virtual groundbreaking for the new Manchester Rowhouse Renaissance Project, with nine (9) affordable for-sale housing opportunities on Rush, Lake, and Warlo Streets. These new housing opportunities are priced to be affordable at a variety of income levels, and includes significant public investment in the project, and in supporting potential buyers.
It was also a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the recent completion of the 1220-1222 Sheffield Street Project, a new multi-family rental housing project including eleven new market rate units in the heart of the community.
The celebration also included remarks from Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh executive director Greg Flisram. Since 2000 the URA has made $5.2 million in housing investments in the Manchester community.
“Manchester is a historic neighborhood that’s experiencing rapid change. In a neighborhood largely of single-family homes, with a rising housing market, investment in affordable housing is more important than ever,” Flisram said.