DOWNTOWN… Is about to ROCK!
After receiving support from the Design Center of Pittsburgh’s Design Fund Grant, MRCDC proceeded with downtown development planning efforts with an additional partner in Lami Grubb Architects team. The Chartiers Avenue Streetscape Plan emerged as a next step from the Lower Chartiers Main Street Revitalization Plan.
Currently, the Chartiers Avenue downtown district boasts anchor businesses such as Grimes Furniture, Hollowood Music & Sound, and the Father Ryan Arts Center; a $4.2M state-of-the-art, multi-level facility providing unmatched resources in all facets of artistic education, enrichment and entertainment that opened as an initiative of MRCDC in 2008. With the Roxian Theatre under redevelopment to open as a 1500-seat contemporary concert venue, and a $5.8M demand for full-service restaurants, the Chartiers Avenue business district has a very promising future.
This project was funded through the Allegheny County Economic Development, Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund (CITF), overseen by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County. The fund is intended to provide financial assistance to entities to facilitate economic development through the infrastructure assistance, stabilize or correct existing infrastructure problems, or plan and prepare sites and buildings for future use. It is administered by the Design Center through its Design Fund program.