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: read more

MLB wrap: Cardinals take no-hit bid into 8th in win over Brewers

first_imgBut St. Louis still pulled off a 3-0 win and now has a slight advantage in the National League Central. The Cardinals are 1/2-game in front of the Cubs and three games ahead of the Brewers. Related News The pitching staff got some help offensively as three different batters drove in runs, including shortstop Paul DeJong, who blasted a homer in the sixth inning.Big ac Land.— MLB (@MLB) August 20, 2019Hudson earned the win and Andrew Miller was given the save while Milwaukee righty Zach Davies was tagged with the loss.Studs of the NightNick Dini hit his first career home run and it came directly after Nicky Lopez knocked one out of the park.DINI TIME.@nickdini11 gets his first big-league homer with his family in the house!#AlwaysRoyal— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) August 20, 2019Asdrubal Cabrera hit the last of the Nationals four homers and drove in five runs as they beat the Pirates, 13-0.Duds of the NightThe Rays’ Willy Adames and Kevin Kiermaier both went 0 for 4 in a 9-3 loss to the Mariners.HighlightsAlbert Pujols capped off the Angels’ five-run first inning against the Rangers with this homer. The Cardinals were close to completing a combined no-hitter Monday.Dakota Hudson pitched 6 2/3 no-hit innings, walking four batters and striking out seven, before he handed it over to the bullpen. Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal eventually spoiled the Cardinals’ efforts with a two-out double in the eighth inning. Braves claim speedster Billy Hamilton off waivers after Ender Inciarte’s injury Braves’ Ronald Acuna reacts to being pulled from game for not hustling Red Sox ace Chris Sale avoids Tommy John surgery The Machine knows a thing or three about homers in Texas.— MLB (@MLB) August 20, 2019Yeah, this was cool.👏 Adam Eaton. #BiggerThanBaseball— MLB (@MLB) August 20, 2019What’s Next?Giants (63-62) at Cubs (66-58), 8:05 p.m. ET — The race for the top spot in the NL Central is heating up and the Cubs will try to bump the Cardinals from the top spot when they start a three-game series against the Giants on Tuesday. Chicago will start Cole Hamels (6-4, 3.69 ERA) and San Francisco will go with Tyler Beede (3-7, 5.77).last_img read more