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Initial redevelopment of Civic lot set to begin in August

Initial redevelopment of Civic lot set to begin in August

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor While the Penguins and Hill District officials continue to negotiate terms of redevelopment plans in the Lower Hill, the Sports & Exhibition Authority has announced that infrastructure construction on three of seven streets will begin in August. According to Douglas Straley, an SEA project executive for the Lower […]

Battle over housing delays Civic Arena lot overhaul

Battle over housing delays Civic Arena lot overhaul

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor It was a failure to secure federal grant money from the Department of Transportation last September that first threw a hitch in the Lower Hill Redevelopment Project where the Civic Arena once stood. As the Oct. 31 option agreement deadline for the redevelopment of the 28-acre site in […]

City officials, Penguins drop gloves over lot

City officials, Penguins drop gloves over lot

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor The $33.7 million redevelopment project to build three new streets and rebuild four others on the site where the Civic Arena used to stand hit a wall last Thursday when the Sports & Exhibition Authority failed to secure federal grant money. The federal government rejected the authority’s application […]