Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Today, May 27Th 2008, Pittsburgh City Council approved a public hearing regarding a proposed North Shore hotel. City council will hold the hearing sometime in the next 14 days. Council member Bill Peduto said they will hold the hearing because they received over 100 petitions for it. The hearing will address the concerns that Pittsburgh United has. Pittsburgh United is a collaboration of community and political groups that presented the petitions to council. They are concerned about a proposed hotel that is to be built on the block across the street from PNC Park. They are seeking a Community Benefits Agreement if the hotel is to be built. They are also asking for an investigation into the actual sale of the property which was made well below market value.