PRESS RELEASES

Community Meeting on Sustainable Solar Farm in Swisshelm Park to be Held on September 28

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 21, 2021)  The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), City of Pittsburgh and Office of City Councilman Corey O’Connor will be hosting a community meeting in Swisshelm Park on September 28 to share information about the possibility of developing a solar farm on what would have been the site of Summerset Phase III.  

Community benefits from installing a solar farm at this site could include: 

  • Improving air quality and public health by providing pollution-free energy to consumers 
  • Delivering power to consumers at a lower cost 
  • Keeping the lights on for consumers during outages by diversifying the sources of energy feeding into the local power grid

“This is an innovative project that will help create sustainable energy options for the neighborhood and the city,” said Mayor William Peduto. “We look forward to working with the community on the development and thank the URA and Councilman O’Connor for their partnership.”  

“I live in the neighborhood and have heard from neighbors that they are excited about this opportunity,” said Councilman O’Connor. “We are looking forward to bringing the community together to discuss bringing this project to Swisshelm Park. We thank the URA and Mayor’s Office and look forward to continuing this community conversation.” 

The community meeting will be held virtually on Zoom or Facebook Live on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Additional information and a registration link can be found here on the URA’s website.  

 

Published

09.21.2021

Contacts

Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office
412-579-8534
molly.onufer@pittsburghpa.gov