Hill District YMCA To Undergo $7.4 Million Reinvestment

The nearly 100 year old building on Center Avenue is being turned over to a new non-profit organization

Joe DeStio
February 14, 2020 - 4:44 pm
YMCA in the Hill District

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - City officials and community leaders today announced a $7.4 million rehabilitation of the Hill District YMCA.

The nearly 100 year old building on Center Avenue is being turned over to a new non-profit organization that will oversee the work.

Mayor Bill Peduto says, “We’ll not only ensure that it remains a part of this community, but it will be done in a way that will help to have other development happen around it,”

The project by the Y and Action Housing will result in 73 improved single occupancy units for low income residents.

Peduto says it’s part of a lot of good things happening in the Hill.

“This investment really does help to continue the vision that the residents of the Hill created in seeing a revitalized Centre Avenue.

The building was once a center of athletic, cultural and political life in the Hill District.

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