Legislation was brought alive again to build a $3million in Beechview, PA. Natalia Rudiak gave forth a bill to give $360,000 to buy a building owned by Clements Okoye.
The city could get $1.5 million in matching funds from the state, including equity from the building and the city of Pittsburgh put aside $400,000 away from it.
Rudiak said, "This has been a project that has been in the works for a long time. It will be the first multimillion dollar investment in Beechview for as long as I can remember"
ThePittsburgh City Council signed a lease for a building in 2003 with Bernardo Katz, who had to leave the country because he defaulted on mortages with the Urban Redeveloped Authoruty and send private people.
Again they tried in 2008 to buy the former elelmentary school from St Catherine's church, but nobody finished the deal and they have razed and demolished the school since them.
The city rents a basement of a building in Beechview for $36,000 a year for senior housing. They want to buy it and renovate it.
Joanna Doven, Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl's spokeswoman said, "by buying this building, we will be able to renovate it and improve the services we provide daily to our seniors."