Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Pop City Media published this fabulous article today regarding former Pittsburgh residents who are returning to the city again. This article is particularly uplifting, considering the recent news that our population dipped below that of Toledo, Ohio. With the exciting new residential and commercial developments happening in areas such as the East Liberty Corridor, Downtown, and Lawrenceville, this looks as if it is a temporary setback, and Pittsburgh is sure to come back stronger and better than ever! The article features specific individuals who have returned, and why they have chosen to do so. One often overlooked and under appreciated reason, the Topography of the city, is something residents don't seem to miss until it is gone! I recently blogged on some of the special features of Pittsburgh and the preservation of the "green spaces" that make our city stand out above the rest. I know I would certainly miss driving down Bigelow Boulevard and not seeing the Wild Turkey extravaganza I am treated to every morning - only minutes from Downtown! Of course, Pittsburgh will always be a Big City with Small Town charm. No other city is as friendly as Pittsburgh, and that is something I look forward to way more than the Wild Turkeys on Bigelow.
At the annual Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership breakfast and meeting, mayor Luke Ravenstahl unveiled a $5 Million facelift for Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh. The exciting changes will include the elimination of car traffic throughout the square, as well as broader sidewalks and outdoor dining areas. New trees will allow for a more unobstructed view across the Square, and new lighting will give a modern twist, while still paying homage to the deep history the Square has offered Pittsburgh. For the complete article in Pop City Media, please click here.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Recently reduced to $399,000 (a reduction of $66,000), this spectacular 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit at 151 First Side features a custom designed floor plan, electric fireplace, spray jet tub, in unit laundry and spectacular river views! One deeded parking spot in First Side's indoor garage is included with the unit. 151 First Side is a full amenities building and includes a full time concierge, 24 hour security and a fitness room.
Unit 703 will be featured on this Sunday's Showcase of Homes on KDKA at 11am, and will be open from 1-4pm. For more information, or to schedule a personal tour, please contact me today!