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City Council gives preliminary OK to $12M in spending for Larimer

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 8:09 p.m.
 

Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to commit $12 million for a $90 million project to bring 350 new homes and other improvements to Larimer.

Council whittled the amount down from $16.5 million requested by Councilman Ricky Burgess, who also chairs the Pittsburgh Housing Authority. Council members were concerned that the money would detract from other capital projects, Burgess said. He said the city's contribution would improve the authority's chances of winning a $30 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the project.

Separately, council gave preliminary approval to install diaper changing stations in male and female restrooms at all city-owned buildings commonly visited by the public. Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, who proposed the legislation, estimated the stations would cost up to $200 each.

 

 

 
 


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