Triumph! December 2016

December 2016 Update 

By Carlino Giampolo

TRIUMPH. The residents of Panther Hollow extend our sincere gratitude to all those individuals, known and unknown, who assisted us in protecting and preserving our historic neighborhood.

The city of Pittsburgh’s application for a $3 million Multimodal Transportation Fund grant for a roadway project that would have devastated our neighborhood was denied by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The city’s proposal for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, which included the roadway project, was also rejected when Columbus, Ohio was declared the winner.

Should anyone attempt to revive this ill-conceived roadway project, our community will remain vigilant. This is a part of our continuous efforts to protect and preserve Panther Hollow.