Following a meeting for Hill District stakeholders, Hill Community Development Corporation President and CEO Marimba Milliones is still concerned about a planned redevelopment along Centre Avenue proposed by Gaudenzia Inc., the owners of the House of the Crossroads inpatient drug rehabilitation center.
“Many Hill District residents expressed concern with the process by which Gaudenzia sought to develop a new residential drug and alcohol treatment facility, as well as the location of the facility at 420 Grove Street,” she said following the July 18 meeting at the Hill House Association.
Milliones earlier told the New Pittsburgh Courier that the development project is not aligned with the comprehensive Hill Community Development Plan that the city agreed to abide by.
The Gaudenzia proposal would move the rehab facility off Centre Avenue and, in its place, erect a new building with 26 affordable rental units above 9,000 square feet of commercial space.
Milliones pointed to two main objections with the plan at her July 18 meeting. First, per the
Centre Avenue Corridor Redevelopment Plan: