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South Hills High School

The adaptive reuse and substantial rehabilitation of the former school into a mixed-use / mixed-income development containing 84 affordable rental units, 22 market rate units and approximately 13,500 square feet of commercial space.

Mt. Washington

101 Ruth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
South Hills High School located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh was constructed in 1916 and served the community for over 70 years.

The URA purchased the property in 2008 from the Board of Education (BOE). The building remained vacant for 20 years prior to the sale.

The development includes the adaptive reuse and substantial rehabilitation of the former school into a mixed-use / mixed-income development containing 84 affordable rental units, 22 market rate units and approximately 13,500 square feet of commercial space. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of the rental units are rented to elderly households with incomes below 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI).

Facts

  • Developer: a.m. Rodriguez Associates, inc.
  • Community Partner: Mount Washington Community Development Corporation
  • Contractor: Sota Construction Company
  • Architect: Rothschild/Doyno Architects
  • Total Development Cost: $18,114,235
  • URA Financing: $4,500,000
  • Mixed income residential rental units and commercial space. 79 percent of the units are rented to elderly households.

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