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City and URA Launch Avenues of Hope Initiative to Advance Revitalization of Historically Diverse Business Districts

Press Release
October 14, 2020

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 14, 2020) Mayor William Peduto and the Urban Redevelopment Authority today formally launched the “Avenues of Hope” initiative to reprioritize business district investments in diverse city neighborhoods.

Avenues of Hope is a place-based, people-first approach that intervenes across all layers of successful, healthy, and sustainable Main Street development in largely Black and diverse neighborhoods across Pittsburgh, focusing on seven major business corridors. This initiative seeks to invest in existing small businesses and residents, supporting the inclusive growth of these neighborhoods.

The initiative will boost neighborhoods and help support middle-class jobs, families and entrepreneurship. The URA focus will be on housing investment, workforce connectivity, commercial corridor activation, façade renovations, and other impactful MWBE and small business supports.



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