The building located at 1244 Buena Vista Street (corner of Buena Vista and North Taylor Avenue) has been unoccupied for years. It has fallen into disrepair and poses a public safety hazard.
As a result, the City of Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Building Inspection (BBI) is asking the Historic Review Commission (HRC) for permission to demolish it. The HRC is set to review the case on July 2, 2014. The building is owned by a private individual and property taxes are current, so the city has been unable to acquire the property and put it up for a treasurer’s sale.
In an effort to persuade HRC to save this Civil War-era building, the Mexican War Streets Society is asking for your support. If you agree the building should not be demolished, you can sign their online petition. The petition also provides information about the historical significance of the property.
All interested neighbors are welcome to attend the HRC meeting on July 2. It starts at 12:30 p.m. in the first floor hearing room at 200 Ross Street, downtown Pittsburgh. There, you can express your opinion on the future of the building. For agenda information, call 412-255-2243.