Target 11 Investigates Pittsburgh Land Use - News Story - WPXI Pittsburgh It's a developer's dream: 20 acres of land along the Allegheny River, north of the Strip District, but right now it's home to many garbage trucks and the Pittsburgh Auto Pound.Think again. Pittsburgh is getting next to nothing from its assets. The stewardship stinks. The holistic thinking and approach is nothing but backwash junk.
Councilman Bill Peduto said he doesn't believe the best use of the riverfront property is a place to store stolen cars.
Another hot spot is recently shut down Reizenstein Middle School, right in the middle of marketable property in East Liberty.
'That's prime real estate that could be sold. And that money could be used to keep Schenley open,' said Peduto referring to the popular school that had to be shut down because of money problems.
Critics of the city's land use have said wasted rent is another big problem.
Target 11 discovered that the city of Pittsburgh has paid more than $300,000 over the last five years to rent a warehouse for public works near Hazelwood.
The don't want to buy the warehouse in Hazelwood because of fears of the Mon Valley Toll Road. That was a pipe-dream of a project in the 1960s. It isn't going to be built as they don't have the money. The threat of the new road has been driving big parts of the city to ruin.
Go figure -- and INVENTORY of assets. Golly.
It is hard to expect a study from those who do not meet nor think at all.
Bring it on.