Hill District Shop ‘n Save

Hill District Shop 'n Save

Hill District Shop ‘n Save Grocery Store. Source: Philip G. Pavely | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA  has been without a grocery store for over 30 years and has been designated by local government as  a “food desert”.  The CED funding  will complete the financing for the construction of a 36,000 sq. ft. building where the major tenant will be a full service supermarket leasing 29,500 sq. ft.  The anticipated 45 full-time and 55 part-time jobs to be created as a result of the project will act as a catalyst for additional commercial development near the site.

Hill House EDC has been spearheading neighborhood and economic redevelopment endeavors in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District since 1970. Hill House’s efforts are directed into five programmatic areas: early learning and child development, youth services, family and workforce development, senior services and neighborhood services. In recent years, Hill House has focused on attracting commercial tenants to the  Hill District who can provide needed goods and services to neighborhood residents as well as employment opportunities to a predominantly low-income community.

In addition to the funding award from the Office of Community Services Community Economic Development program, the Hill District Shop ‘n Save has received support from a number of City, County and local agencies and foundations including a million dollars in financing through the Pittsburgh Penguin’s Community Benefit Agreement.

See “Snapshot of Selected Public Market and Supermarket Feasibility Considerations