Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Money in Place for South Hills High School Redevelopment
Pittsburgh City Council today passed a motion authorizing Urban Redevelopment Authority funds to be put towards redevelopment of the old South Hills High School located on Ruth Street in Mount Washington. The old building, which has been closed since 1986, has undergone asbestos removal and roof improvements in preparation for its rebirth into a mixed housing facility, senior housing facility, community center, and retail outlet. Councilman Bruce Kraus says the building will serve as an anchor in the revitalization of that neighborhood. Work on the project is set to begin in coming months, he says, and he expects the redevelopment will take several years to complete.