Andrew Reichert and his wife Shannon knew they wanted to move from the East End to Allegheny City Central. It took some time to find the right property, but they settled on a renovated house on Boyle Street after looking at roughly 70 houses. They closed on their house last fall and have gotten more involved in the neighborhood since then.
Andrew and Shannon have been active in Allegheny Center Alliance Church for years, which brought them initially to the neighborhood. At the church, they are actively involved in the Children’s Ministry and Young Adult Ministry.
Andrew’s day job is Managing Director of Arctecon, a real estate company which integrates design, construction, and development. The company plans to break ground on a three unit for-sale residential development in the 200 block of Alpine Street later this year. The land being used for this development is currently vacant. It is land that was controlled by ACCA in its property reserve, and was awarded to Andrew’s company through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process.
Asked about what they like about the neighborhood, Andrew remarked, “people in the neighborhood are incredibly friendly and hospitable.” Andrew has become involved in ACCA’s Safety Committee, and hopes to do more development in the neighborhood in the future. He is bullish on the prospects for the Garden Theater Block, and recently submitted a proposal to renovate the Bradberry Building as market rate apartments. The Reicherts plan to be a part of the Allegheny City Central neighborhood for a long time, and are already lending their talents to improving the neighborhood.