Wilkinsburg continues efforts to overcome blight, renew itself

August 10, 2018: “When Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches moved to Stoner Way in Wilkinsburg four years ago, co-owner Katie Heldstab said they didn’t know the lot behind their building was also part of the property that they rent. For two years, it sat vacant and unkempt, accumulating trash.

They worked with the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation and other community partners to brainstorm ways to use the vacant lot — which faces the high-traffic 700 block of Penn Avenue — while also creating something that would add a bright, pleasant touch to the streetscape.” Read more from Trib Live.

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