Monday, August 1, 2011

Public Meeting to be Held Regarding Fate of Produce Terminal

Historic Produce Terminal Demolition, Strip District, Pittsburgh
As many of you know, the Produce Terminal is a Pittsburgh historic landmark located in the Strip District, on Smallman Street. It is a very long, low building that resembles a city market, with bays open to the street. It is a unique building which contributes to the old market-place character of the Strip District.

There are plans to demolish one block of this building, between 16th and 17th St., for new development.

There will be a public meeting held at 2100 Smallman St. (on the 16th St. end of the building) on August 15th, 2011, at 6:00pm, to discuss concerns regarding the demolition. This is the place for the historic preservation community to make its voice heard in regard to preserving the whole structure.

Please see the official posting from the URA here: http://www.ura.org/pdfs/ProduceTerminalRenovations-NoticeOfPublicMeeting.pdf

Correction: A reader corrected me about the Produce Terminal's status as a "historic landmark." Currently, it has no designation as such. However, it can still be nominated, as it lies in a National Register eligible district.


1 comment:

  1. It is not a Pittsburgh historic landmark -- it has no designated historic status, though it is part of a national register eligible district. The building needs to be designated to the local register, which might afford it some protection against demolition.

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