neighborhoods http://wesa.fm en Neighborhood Resurgence Should Not Eliminate Affordable Housing http://wesa.fm/post/neighborhood-resurgence-should-not-eliminate-affordable-housing <p>Many Pittsburgh neighborhoods are experiencing a resurgence in new development. As new homes and businesses take shape, affordability for the working class.</p><p>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Diana Nelson Jones and Richard Swartz, Executive Director of <a href="http://www.pcrg.org/programs/vacant-property-working-group-vpwg/">Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation</a> discuss ways to motivate developers to build low-cost housing. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:25:37 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 23559 at http://wesa.fm Neighborhood Resurgence Should Not Eliminate Affordable Housing Proximity to Downtown & Oakland Makes Hazelwood Prime for Revitalization http://wesa.fm/post/proximity-downtown-oakland-makes-hazelwood-prime-revitalization <p>The history of the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Hazelwood predates the Revolutionary War. White settlers arrived in the 1750’s, tore down towering Native American burial mounds and used the stones to pave a trail that became Second Avenue.</p><p>By the middle of the 20th century it was home to more 30 thousand people and several thriving businesses. Today its population has dwindled to 5,000 residents and roughly a quarter of them live in poverty. With Mayor-elect Bill Peduto focused on Hazelwood because of its proximity to downtown and Oakland, it looks to be prime for development. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:24:43 +0000 Nick Frost 21140 at http://wesa.fm Proximity to Downtown & Oakland Makes Hazelwood Prime for Revitalization Years in the Planning – Hill District Grocery Store Opens for Business http://wesa.fm/post/years-planning-hill-district-grocery-store-opens-business <p></p><p>A large crowd gathered outside of the Shop n&rsquo; Save in the Hill District on ribbon cutting day Thursday; many of the people have waited a long time for a full-service grocery store in the neighborhood and now they have one.</p><p>&ldquo;This is not something that&rsquo;s been a day or a week in waiting, or even a month or a year, this is something that&rsquo;s been decades in the making and it&rsquo;s finally come to fruition,&rdquo; said Michael Jasper, chairman of the Hill House Association Board.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:19:14 +0000 Deanna Garcia 18303 at http://wesa.fm Years in the Planning – Hill District Grocery Store Opens for Business The War at Home: Expansion Plans for the Mexican War Streets http://wesa.fm/post/war-home-expansion-plans-mexican-war-streets <p></p><p>Expansion plans to designate more of the North Side as a historic district are <a href="http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/4096298-74/historic-plan-district#axzz2VwHYb9m1">causing an uproar</a> in the Mexican War Streets. It's an issue that has neighbors split and calls into question the issue of who has a say in the neighborhood's master plan.</p><p><strong>Paul Johnson</strong>, president of the Mexican War Streets Society and Post-Gazette reporter <strong>Diana Nelson Jones</strong> who covers the city's neighborhoods talk about the controversy. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:20:00 +0000 Heather McClain 11224 at http://wesa.fm The War at Home: Expansion Plans for the Mexican War Streets