Revitalization grants go to a dozen groups in Pittsburgh
The first round of Pittsburgh Neighborhood Renaissance Fund grants, ranging from $10,000 to $50,000, went to 12 organizations on Tuesday.
The fund's goal is to give recipients the expertise and guidance to pursue real estate development projects and other initiatives.
Here are the grants:
• $25,000 to West End Alliance to study the reuse of a closed and vacant school
• $15,000 to Pittsburgh Musical Theater for façade improvements and expansion at its West End location
• $15,000 to Central Northside Neighborhood Council for sign and gateway design for its Allegheny City Central branding plan
• $15,000 to Troy Hill Citizens for implementation of their park plan and programming
• $25,000 to Community Alliance of Spring Garden-East Deutschtown for gateway design at the Route 28 exit at the 16th Street Bridge
• $25,000 to Brookline SPDC for a market study and branding for Brookline Boulevard
• $15,000 to Beltzhoover Civic Association for parklet design and construction on a historic streetcar turnaround site
• $35,000 to Hilltop Alliance to eliminate blight and reduce foreclosures in the south Hilltop communities
• $50,000 to Economic Development South for a destination “dairy district” on Brownsville Road in Carrick
• $18,725 to Polish Hill Civic Association for a mixed use plan for Brereton-Dobson site of two vacant lots and four deteriorating, fire-damaged houses
• $10,000 to Focus on Renewal/Ujamaa Collective for Centre Avenue development in the Hill District
• $25,000 to Point Breeze North Development Corp. for Simonton Street study for infill housing and corridor design
The amount awarded totals almost $275,000. A start-up grant of $300,000 established the fund. Local foundations and other sources have provided matching grants.