Green Space & Housing Projects

Wilkinsburg Grows Greener A vacant lot can be a catalyst for growth. The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC) is leading efforts to transform several vacant parcels in the borough’s business district into greener, more vibrant community spaces for...

Hosanna House

Multiple Goals, Multiple Projects Hosanna House Addresses Blight The Vacant Property Recovery Program (VPRP) helps to provide viable reuses for abandoned houses and lots. In Wilkinsburg, one organization is planning new uses for problem properties in order to create...

Al’s Fish & Chicken

Expanding a Small Business Alaa Aqra, proprietor of Al’s Fish and Chicken, has operated a small take-out restaurant at the corner of Penn Ave. and Coal St. in Wilkinsburg since 2010. As part of his plans to grow the business, Aqra has plans to upgrade his restaurant’s...