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Avenues of Hope

A holistic model for rebuilding Pittsburgh's Black Main Streets

City of Pittsburgh officials and stakeholders hold posters of the various avenues that are part of the initiative.
The Avenues of Hope Initiative is a place-based, people-first approach that intervenes across all layers of successful, healthy, and sustainable Main Street development.

This initiative focuses on seven major business corridors, in which the goal is to invest in existing small businesses and residents, supporting the inclusive growth of the neighborhoods. 

The Avenues of Hope will be:​

  • Black-owned ​

  • Centers of Black arts and culture​

  • Mixed-use, transit-oriented, and pedestrian-friendly built environments​

  • Healthy communities supported by education, health care, senior care, recreation, and human supportive services

The URA is working with the City of Pittsburgh to focus on housing investment, workforce connectivity, commercial corridor activation, façade renovations, and other impactful MWBE and small business support.

Focus Areas for Implementation and Inclusive Growth

  • Centre Avenue

  • Chartiers Avenue

  • Homewood Avenue

  • Irvine Street (Second Avenue)

  • Larimer Avenue

  • Perrysville Avenue

  • Warrington Avenue

Avenues of Hope Victories

Givner Building

Thank you for your interest in the Avenues of Hope Initiative!

Please check back here for additional updates. We’ll post news, details, and opportunities as they become available.

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