(Photo by Margaret Krauss, WESA News)
Great turnout at the URA Lexington Park community meeting! Thanks to all the North Point Breeze, Homewood and PPT members that turned out to support affordable housing on the site. We will continue to advocate for community members to have a seat at the URA table to decide on the conditions set in the Request for Proposals (RFP) for developers, and to choose the developer for the site.
From WESA’s Report: Homewood, Point Breeze North Residents Push for Greater Involvement in Future Development: “For too long, development has driven poor people out of neighborhoods, said Mel Packer of Pittsburghers for Public Transit.
‘We have destroyed affordable housing,’ he said. ‘We have the chance here to develop a model community of mixed housing.’ ”