McKeesport Rising is under way in 2022 with demolition, paving, and economic development at the forefront of this year’s plans.
“In our first few phases over the last four years, we razed 400 buildings in town – many residential and some commercial – and we have gotten started on hundreds more in 2022,” Mayor Michael Cherepko said. “While we have a long road ahead, we are finally getting a handle on this blight.”
In 2022, four bids have been awarded for residential demolition thus far, with at least two more groupings in process. Commercial demolition has begun on Shaw and Fifth avenues, including the City’s multi-million-dollar NPP project, which will clear a complete block of blighted structures thanks to support from Duquesne Light, First Commonwealth Bank, and UPMC Health Plan.
With demolition taking place across town, don’t forget about new businesses coming into town. Most recently Get-Go celebrated the grand opening of its new Fifth Avenue location – with revenue doubling Giant Eagle’s initial corporate expectations.