How Radiant Hall is changing the way artists are supported in Pittsburgh.
Telling good stories is good for business, especially the real estate business.
After being displaced from Penn Plaza on March 31, 2017, Vivian Campbell was able to remain in the East Liberty neighborhood where her family lived for five generations.
The deal I made with Frank was to write his story, and in return, help him understand his options and formulate a strategy to navigate the complex process ahead.
On the doors of vacant units in Mabel and Myrtle’s corridor is scribbled in black marker: APPS AND CARPET OUT. Every few days, another tenant is gone, another door written upon.
Frank Hastings wakes each day on the floor of his empty Bloomfield apartment. His furniture and other belongings are in a storage facility across the river. The 74-year old Hastings was given notice to leave the apartment he’s lived in for more than twelve years.
The community is absolutely doing its part—showing up to say they give a damn. Will the government agencies charged with issuing approvals, permits and licenses do the same?
Pittsburgh has a housing crisis and is without an ongoing, citywide forum to talk about it. When the process is reactive, there’s too little time for too many accumulated grievances and the whole effort is built to spill from the outset.
Penn Plaza provided not-to-be-missed opportunities for our city: to match rhetoric with action, to get off the dime with respect to affordable housing citywide, to ensure that this doesn’t happen again.