Vacant Home Tour Invites Visitors to Rethink Blight

May 6, 2016: “The abandoned homes and businesses of many an American city all formed the bedrock of people’s lives once upon a time — and they could again. Reminding people of that human face behind blight is the point of the Wilkinsburg...

Little Farm, Big Dreams

May 3, 2016: “At the top of Holland Avenue, on two vacant lots of land, sits a white house that has been boarded up like many others in Wilkinsburg. But this lot of land is also home to Garden Dreams, an urban farm and nursery with hard to...

This Mother’s Day buy mom . . . a home?

May 2, 2016: “Then, starting at 11 a.m., check out a different take on a house tour—the Wilkinsburg Vacant Home Tour will showcase homes that are full of potential. This year’s tour builds on the success of last year’s event, which was...

Historic Wilkinsburg train station may be brought back to life

April 22, 2016: The long-vacant Wilkinsburg train station may get a new owner and purpose. The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation wants to acquire the historic station, which was built in 1916 and has fallen into disrepair, “to ensure...