Construction has begun on the Cowley Hilltop Development, the first major residential project in the city’s Troy Hill neighborhood in more than five years.
Located along the 1700 block of Cowley St., the three new single-family homes will feature three bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, and detached garages. Designed by the Hanson Design Group
, the 1,500 square-foot brick homes will also include yards, patios and basements. Contractor is Steve Catranel Construction Company
Developed by Troy Hill Citizens Inc.
, the $1.1 million project is part of an effort to redevelop the neighborhood, attract new residents and create a more socio-economically diverse community. “This is the completion of a seven-year project. It’s going to stabilize and have an impact on this block of Cowley. There are some other homes sitting vacant on Rialto that these yards face, that are starting to slip in terms of condition, so we’re hoping to get those stabilized too,” says Nancy Nosko with the Northside Leadership Conference
, who is providing project management services.
The homes will sell for between $135,000 and $150,000; special financing is available to qualified applicants through the URA
. The project also received support from ESB Bank
, Rep. Don Walko, Councilwoman Darlene Harris, Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development
, Local Initiative Support Corporation
, Pittsburgh Community Redevelopment Group
, Citizens Bank
, and Mayor Ravenstahl.
Writer: Jennifer Baron
Source: Nancy Nosko, Northside Leadership Conference