Observatory Hill's Business District Getting A Makeover

A $1.7 million investment will bring restaurants, offices and apartments

Shelby Cassesse
May 31, 2018 - 1:11 pm
Local organizations have funded a $1.7 million renovation project in Observatory Hill.

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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Several local organizations have teamed up to fund a $1.7 million renovation project in Observatory Hill. 

As part of an ongoing redevelopment effort in the Northside, the historic Five Points building on Perrysville Avenue will soon become 11,800 square feet of restaurants, office space and affordable housing apartments. 

The restoration, set to begin next month, is the latest in a string of projects in Observatory Hill already totaling more than $5 million. 

The Northside Community Development Fund's Mark Masterson also said the project will jumpstart others in the area.

"There's another four or five that will be coming along all within a two block area of our business district," he said. "So, it's a way to support and strengthen the neighborhood and really deal with some of the dilapidated buildings in the heart of the community."

Funding for the project was provided by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, SSB Bank, Northside Community Development Fund, and Rivers Casino.