Pittsburgh City Council approves $250K for bicentennial debt

Pittsburgh City Council approves $250K for bicentennial debt

Pittsburgh City Council approved a measure Tuesday morning that would cover $250,000 in remaining costs from the city’s year-long bicentennial celebrations. 

About $1.5 million was covered by private investors such as nonprofits and foundations for events like parades, festivals, parties, marathons and walks around the city, but that wasn’t quite enough. 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council seeks to add medical cannabis industries to city zoning code

The Land Use and Economic Development Committee of Pittsburgh City Council discussed a bill Monday afternoon that would incorporate definitions for medical marijuana growing and processing facilities into the city’s zoning code. 

With the state still finalizing regulations concerning those entities, Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5), the bill’s sponsor, hopes to get the process underway for those local entrepreneurs hoping to set up shop in the city.

Monday, November 21, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Tax credits for affordable housing, waterfront developments coming to Pittsburgh

With the passage of a new revenue plan for FY 2016-2017, a number of tax credits have been awarded for housing and waterfront developments across the Pittsburgh region and the state. 

Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny/Shaler) announced a waterfront tax credit based off of his SB 282, which encourages private investment in properties that create public access to waterfronts through a tax credit, was included as part of the revenue package signed into law Wednesday evening. 

“The Waterfront Development Tax Credit will be a tremendous help in the future development of waterfronts across the Commonwealth,” said the senator. “The City of Pittsburgh has been revitalizing our waterfront where it has become the envy of other cities with riverfronts.” 
Friday, July 15, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh