New six-year development plan unveiled for McKeesport

The City of McKeesport has announced big plans for its future involving a multi-year redevelopment project. At $500,000 a year for the next six years, $3 million in improvements and upgrades is coming to the city.Watch the full story in the video player above. Community leaders and financial partners joined together for the announcement Friday. The redevelopment strategy was approved for the city through the department of community and economic development’s neighborhood assistance program. Dozens of occupied houses in McKeesport will be renovated with the funding, allowing low-income homeowners to stay in their homes. Additionally, the McKees Point Development Group will acquire and demolish several blighted downtown commercial properties. Capital funding will be provided by four corporate partners: First Commonwealth Bank, Noble Energy, UPMC and Duquesne Light. “Our belief is that if our communities are strong, we are strong. So we wanted to help make this community vibrant and revitalize it, so that’s why we made these investments,” said Hollie Geitner, director of communications at Duquesne Light. The mayor of McKeesport said there is a sense of pride within the residents of McKeesport. He asked that the residents, investors and community leaders continue to fight together toward a better McKeesport.

The City of McKeesport has announced big plans for its future involving a multi-year redevelopment project.

At $500,000 a year for the next six years, $3 million in improvements and upgrades is coming to the city.

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Watch the full story in the video player above.

Community leaders and financial partners joined together for the announcement Friday. The redevelopment strategy was approved for the city through the department of community and economic development’s neighborhood assistance program.

Dozens of occupied houses in McKeesport will be renovated with the funding, allowing low-income homeowners to stay in their homes.

Additionally, the McKees Point Development Group will acquire and demolish several blighted downtown commercial properties.

Capital funding will be provided by four corporate partners: First Commonwealth Bank, Noble Energy, UPMC and Duquesne Light.

“Our belief is that if our communities are strong, we are strong. So we wanted to help make this community vibrant and revitalize it, so that’s why we made these investments,” said Hollie Geitner, director of communications at Duquesne Light.

The mayor of McKeesport said there is a sense of pride within the residents of McKeesport. He asked that the residents, investors and community leaders continue to fight together toward a better McKeesport.