The Hill House Economic Development Corporation (HHEDC), a community development corporation, is completing a 36,000 sq. ft. building where the major tenant will be a full service supermarket leasing 30,000 sq. ft. in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The low-income, high unemployment neighborhood has been without a grocery store for more than 25 years and has been determined by our local governmental agency to be a “food desert.”
Hill House Economic Development Corporation used HFFI financing to support the completion of a 36,000-square-foot, full-service supermarket in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The supermarket will create 44 permanent, full-time positions and 56 part-time jobs in a high-unemployment neighborhood that has lacked a grocery store for more than 25 years. The Project leverages over $11,000,000 in funds, and it benefits from partnerships with the 1st Source Center Workforce development, East Liberty Development Corporation, Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc., Hill District Consensus Group, city county counselor, state representative, Pittsburgh Penguins, philanthropic community, city-county-state government.
- Increase food access in Pittsburgh’s underserved Hill District
- 30,000 sq. ft. full service supermarket in 36,000 sq. ft. commercial development
- 44 permanent, full-time jobs and 56 part-time jobs created
- Serve as a catalyst for nearby commercial development
Source of money: HFFI CED Program; Fiscal year(s): 2012