By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – This is the first week in Mayor Ed Gainey’s administration and he wants to call the timeout for a major Oakland project.
Walnut Capital wants to demolish several buildings near Magee Hospital, including the vacant Quality Inn.
The management team wanted to build what would be called Oakland Crossings.
The goal is to redevelop the area with a grocery store, more than 1,000 new homes and other uses.
There is a zoning vote scheduled for Tuesday, but Mayor Gainey wants the press to pause.
He is calling for a 30-day extension to talk about affordable housing and other parts of the plan.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/01/11/mayor-ed-gainey-calls-for-30-day-pause-on-oakland-crossings-redevelopment-plan/ Mayor Ed Gainey Calls for 30-Day Pause on Oakland Crossings Redevelopment Plan – CBS Pittsburgh