Pittsburgh officials gathered outside Colteryahn Dairy in Carrick on Monday to announce a $50,000 study of redevelopment options for the 1600 block of Brownsville Road.
The four- to six-month study of the so-called "Dairy District" by Desmone Architects is meant to attract private investment, said Stephen Glassman, president of the Design Center, which is funding the research along with the city and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
"It's looking at properties not only included in the dairy itself, but also properties the dairy owns across the street, as well as adjacent properties that are vacant or boarded up, in order to revitalize this whole section of Brownsville Road," Glassman said.
Carrick's historic Colteryahn Dairy, founded in 1917, is the only local dairy remaining in Pittsburgh.
City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, who lives in the neighborhood, said redeveloping the sometimes-shabby Brownsville Road corridor has been difficult simply because it's so big. The road stretches roughly two miles southward, from Arlington Avenue on the South Side Slopes to Route 51 in Brentwood.