The Pittsburgh Penguins' development arm, Pittsburgh Arena Real Estate Development LP, is nearing its final deadline to start the first phase of development at the former Civic Arena site in the Lower Hill District.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are in the midst of a contentious fight: not for the Stanley Cup, but for the future of a major development project. Ten years ago, when the team threatened to leave the city, a new arena and exclusive development rights convinced them to stay. Now, that development is the subject of a fair housing complaint, which could be decided any day.
A giant billboard went up at the intersection of Centre Avenue and Crawford Street in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood in 1960. It read, “No Development Beyond This Point.”