CBA Signed in Hill
|August 21, 2008||Posted by breen under Community Development, Pittsburgh, Sustainable Development|
After a long and persistent effort, residents of the Hill District, united under the One Hill Coalition, finally received a community benefits agreement signed by local elected leadership. This is a very positive step toward more sustainable development in Pittsburgh; CBAs provide a vehicle for community input into large scale development.
The agreement includes $2 million, with $1 million coming from the Penguins, toward development of a neighborhood grocery store, drafting of a Hill master plan, and creation of a resource center to link residents to jobs. The latter includes a commitment of $300,000 from the city and county.
Despite looking bored at the signing event, Ravenstahl and Onorato had these positive things to say about the agreement:
Mr. Onorato said that development “just can’t stop” at the Mellon Arena site, which will be redeveloped by the Penguins, but must extend deep into the Hill.
Read on here.