Thursday, July 10, 2008

URA Approves signing of CBA for hill district

The Urban Redevelopment Authority today voted to support the Community Benefits Agreement between Hill District residents and the city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the Penguins. The CBA has yet to be signed by any party involved, but the URA's vote now puts pressure on them to sign. URA board chair Yarone Zober says he believes all parties involved will sign within a "month or so." The URA has agreed to help the One Hill Coalition in its development of a master plan, commit $1 million to a grocery store to be developed in the Hill, and to help in the construction of a planned YMCA.

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