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Old 12-08-2019, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh (via Chicago, via Pittsburgh)
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These are the type of residential developments we need in downtown. I know they don't account for and add a ton of residents, but there are so many vacant/underused historic buildings downtown that could be converted to condos. Many small conversions like this add up and create waves of demand for downtown living. Not only do they boost residential population, they preserve our historic architecture and improve storefront presence at the street level. Hope to see more of this!

https://www.publicsource.org/meeting...ng-commission/


https://goo.gl/maps/X5BYVWY96EYwKrvg7
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I agree wholeheartedly! I would love to see more residential conversions of vacant historic structures throughout the city. I immediately think of one similar building along Penn Avenue in the Strip behind the Heinz History Center. It had a sign up advertising condos for years in its upper floors. To this date I believe the building is still sitting empty.
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:35 PM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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These are the type of residential developments we need in downtown. I know they don't account for and add a ton of residents, but there are so many vacant/underused historic buildings downtown that could be converted to condos. Many small conversions like this add up and create waves of demand for downtown living. Not only do they boost residential population, they preserve our historic architecture and improve storefront presence at the street level. Hope to see more of this!

https://www.publicsource.org/meeting...ng-commission/


https://goo.gl/maps/X5BYVWY96EYwKrvg7
Nice. Hope the idea catches on. I think it is a matter of time downtown starts moving more in this direction.
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:51 AM
 
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Here is the other building mentioned, its a little more substantial. Not a building I've noticed much, but seems to be in pretty good shape, at least the exterior. Hopefully they will make the ground floor a little more inviting. It's across from the Wood St. subway station.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4425...7i13312!8i6656


In other reno news, the Granite building has been planned for condo projects for years but never got started. It may be sold this week to a buyer who wants to do condos or a hotel.


https://www.post-gazette.com/busines...s/201912100055

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Old 12-11-2019, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh (via Chicago, via Pittsburgh)
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Here is the other building mentioned, its a little more substantial. Not a building I've noticed much, but seems to be in pretty good shape, at least the exterior. Hopefully they will make the ground floor a little more inviting. It's across from the Wood St. subway station.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4425...7i13312!8i6656


In other reno news, the Granite building has been planned for condo projects for years but never got started. It may be sold this week to a buyer who wants to do condos or a hotel.


https://www.post-gazette.com/busines...s/201912100055
Great news! There are some warehouses in the strip that are just ripe for renovation (though I know some is already in progress). The Strip, if done right, is poised to be a mini version of Chicago’s west loop in the next 10 years if planned correctly.
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