Homewood News

Baxter Parklet In Homewood Receives $300,000 In New Upgrades

by KDKA HOMEWOOD (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh park has received a major makeover. There is a new playground and improved sidewalks at Baxter Parklet in Homewood. Those improvements cost about $300,000. On Friday morning, officials unveiled the new features with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “This new park, the new sidewalks, the new investment, the new housing, […]

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Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan Adopted by Planning Commission housing

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 9, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission last week unanimously adopted the Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan.  The development of the Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan was a collaborative effort of the Homewood Community Development Collaborative and the Department of City Planning, along with residents and stakeholders. The plan outlines ways to achieve the […]

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Homewood Pedestrian Improvement Project Debuts

February 3, 2020Press Release Mayor William Peduto joined URA Executive Director Greg Flisram, Deputy Executive Director Diamonte Walker, staff from Representative Ed Gainey’s office and Councilman Reverend Ricky Burgess’s office, key stakeholders, and members of the community for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday to celebrate the Homewood Pedestrian Improvement Project. Through this project, $1,089,359 […]

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Passport to Homewood

The Homewood-Brushton Business Association (HBBA) just launched the Passport to Homewood.  It is a deal and discount book with 19 Homewood based businesses participating!!!  All coupons are good from now through January 31, 2020.  Passports are only $5 to purchase!  You can get them at D&C Sandwich Express or Galaxy in Homewood.

Bringing business back to a blighted neighborhood

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteNovember 4, 2019by Joyce Gannon After a Sunday morning shooting in 2013 left two people dead at an after-hours club in Homewood, the building was shuttered and its windows boarded up. Two years later, Bible Center Church — a congregation with a mission to bring change to the neighborhood through social innovation — bought the vacant […]

Homewood residents get first glimpse of ‘comprehensive community plan’ to tackle housing, development, transit and more

Public Source by Dave Shoemaker April 24, 2019 Homewood will be the second Pittsburgh neighborhood to have a comprehensive, city-approved development plan to address issues like affordable housing, mobility and community development. Unveiled Tuesday night, the draft of Homewood’s Comprehensive Community Plan includes 21 overarching goals for the neighborhood, from improving air quality to better managing vacant […]

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Change Is On The Horizon For Homewood

Pittsburgh April 23, 2019KDKA’s Rachele Mongiovi reports People living in Homewood are taking steps to enhance the footprint of their neighborhood. Video courtesy of KDKA: https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/4071667-change-is-on-the-horizon-for-the-neighborhood-of-homewood/

Uptick in Hill District health, food security followed grocery store’s opening, study says

  TribLive December 19, 2017 by Matthew Santoni   Hill District residents’ health and food security appear to have improved since the long-awaited opening of a full-service supermarket, especially compared to other neighborhoods with similar demographics, according to a RAND Corporation study. The study released Tuesday tracked residents’ reported health and economic status since the […]