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COMING FULL CIRCLE—(Top)Before cutting the ceremonial ribbon on his Skyline Terrace housing community, Developer Keith B. Key shows the sign from his father’s old apartment building. (Photo by J.L. Martello) (Below) RIBBON CUTTING—Speakers and others cutting the ribbon. (Photos by J. L. Martello)

Though sod still needs to be laid on some side yards, and poles still await chain-link fencing, 186 units of new housing now sit above the Hill District where one of the nation’s first public housing projects, Addison Terrace, once stood. And the new neighborhood, Skyline Terrace, looks impressive. (Below) RIBBON CUTTING—Speakers and others cutting the ribbon. (Photos by J. L. Martello)

Developer Keith B. Key, whose firm is creating the new community for the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, had a personal stake in making it so. As he prepared to thank all the partners and residents who helped bring the project to fruition during the May 14 ribbon-cutting ceremony, he held up one of the old Addison building number signs, 2017 Bentley Drive—it was where his father lived. “This is a special day for all of us. It’s special for me because I was born over on Chauncey Street,” said Key.  “I’ll never forget where I’m from.”

Source:  ChristianMorrow, New Pittsburgh Courier. http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2015/05/22/city-debuts-skyline-ter...

Date Published: 
Friday, May 22, 2015

 

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