Governor Wolf Joins Federal, State and Local Officials to Open New Lower Hill Infrastructure in Pittsburgh

first_imgGovernor Wolf Joins Federal, State and Local Officials to Open New Lower Hill Infrastructure in Pittsburgh SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 07, 2016center_img Infrastructure, Press Release Pittsburgh, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined federal, state and local officials, along with the Sports and Exhibition Authority and Urban Redevelopment Authority, to officially open new streets in the Lower Hill Infrastructure Project in Pittsburgh.“Through our work with the public and private sector on this project, we are working to correct a mistake made almost 70 years ago,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This project begins to right that wrong, and will help to redevelop the lower hill area in a way that will not only bring value and enrich the land, but will link the Hill District to downtown and provide real benefits to this community.”Today’s event marked the completion of the first portion of the project that included the construction of a new Fullerton Street that connects Bedford Avenue to Centre Avenue, along with a portion of Wylie Avenue joining Fullerton Street to Crawford Street.Funding for the work was provided through an $11.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant and $1 million of Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding.The infrastructure project has been designed, and is being constructed, as part of a planned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Neighborhood Development certification. It includes energy efficient street lighting, stormwater planters and street trees. Additionally, the design includes pedestrian and traffic safety improvements, upgrades to storm and sanitary lines, and improved bicycle connections.In the mid-1950s, the Lower Hill District was declared blighted resulting in 1,300 buildings on 95 acres being cleared, displacing over 8,000 people and 413 businesses. The ambitious plans for urban renewal never fully materialized and what was once a thriving community became mostly surface parking.The Lower Hill Infrastructure Project will help to repair the mistakes of the 1950s and extend the economic strengths of Downtown to the Hill District. When complete, the development is projected to create 2,948 permanent jobs.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

‘WE’RE SLEEPLESS AND ON OUR WAY TO SEATTLE’ – DONEGAL STUDENT JAILBREAKERS!

first_imgJAILBREAK UPDATE: This just in to Donegal Daily from Donegal student Daire McMullin from Stranorlar, a student in Trinity College Dublin and pal Paul McDonagh-FordeBY DAIRE: Even though it’s an awful joke we’re genuinely sleepless and heading to Seattle! We’d like to thank Marian Murphy of Special Olympics Ireland (who we met on a whim at Dublin Airport), the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport, the Oranmore Inn in Collooney, Co.Sligo (we’ll have to have a few drinks there sometime!) and finally to the fantastic Cathal Jackson and Darren Power of Ireland’s top nightclub, Copper Face Jacks, who gave us a massive €1000 towards flights.It’s all been worth it for a great cause and we expect to arrive at about 8pm GMT, checking Seattle in as our final destination. See page for more details https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-and-Daire-TCD-Jailbreak-2014-Team-5/224282254425447?ref=settings. Thank you so much. ‘WE’RE SLEEPLESS AND ON OUR WAY TO SEATTLE’ – DONEGAL STUDENT JAILBREAKERS! was last modified: February 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Daire Mc Mullinjailbreak14last_img read more