Thursday, October 20, 2005

Soffer Organization to Make Important SouthSide Works Announcement

Soffer Organization to Make Important SouthSide Works Announcement: "Soffer Organization to Make Important SouthSide Works Announcement

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 20, 2005--Soffer Organization

Soffer Organization, a leader in commercial real estate and developer
of Pittsburgh's SouthSide Works, invites local media to attend an
important news announcement regarding their development on the South

WHO: Soffer Organization Executives, Governor Edward Rendell and
other State Officials, Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy,
Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato, and other
local leaders.

WHAT: A Significant SouthSide Works Announcement from Soffer

WHEN: Friday, October 21, 2005
Remarks begin at 11 a.m.

WHERE: SouthSide Works' Town Square
Corner of S. 27th and Sidney Streets
Pittsburgh's South Side"


Mark Rauterkus said...

American Eagle Outfitters is the backdrop to the news.

Anonymous said...

Stephen Donahue posted to my email:

Subject: tax funded parking garage

Seems that even as the state can not find money to provide dedicated funding for public transit there is money available for tax payer subsidized private parking garages. American Eagle Outfitters has decided to locate its headquarters here in the burgh and part of the great corporate welfare package they are getting is $3 million from the state to help them build a parking garage for their young and super talented employees. Thus as the Post-Gazette they will get "the most coveted of urban perks -- free parking."

Does it frost your back side to see our tax money being used to promote and perpetuate this un-sustainable car culture even as public transit in the state is hanging by a thread?

We have been lied to! Urban planners and the yuppie creative class idiots have said that the salvation of PGH lies with keeping talented youth with lots of disposable income living here and that this demographic loves tofu and public transit. Why then is tax $$ being used to build parking lots?

No tax $$ for parking garages except for park and rides!