Dee Briggs

The Art of Creating Space When Dee Briggs was looking for a building of a certain size and scale where she could create her art, she found it and more in Wilkinsburg. The former firehouse offered light-filled studio space on the ground floor and roomy living quarters...

Garden Dreams

Garden Dreams and Urban Renewal Where many people see a vacant city lot filled with weeds and debris, Mindy Schwartz sees potential for growth. Schwartz has spent the past decade transforming vacant parcels on Holland Ave. in Wilkinsburg into Garden Dreams Urban Farm...

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...