MANCHESTER (KDKA) – Revitalization and renovations are continuing on neighborhoods on the North Side.

In Manchester, the renovations being done are preserving the character of the older architecture, while adding some modern touches.

“We had people from everywhere. We had people from Venezuela. We had people from different parts of the country, from outside the country and we said this is something that could work,” Linda Nelson from Manchester Citizens Corporation said.

The first Manchester Great House Sale and Tour was so successful that they are bringing it back this weekend.

It’s a chance to show how renovations on the North Side are bringing the grand old homes back to life.

“The historic structures and the housing stock that is here is incredible. You have some of the most beautiful older homes in Pittsburgh and now, we are mixing in newer modern construction as well. So, we are really trying to strategically invest in Manchester,” Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said.

The renovations include all new mechanical systems, new heat, air, electricity and plumbing.

All of that was done without compromising the incredible architectural detail of the buildings.

“Manchester is overcoming a marketing issue. It is one of the most marketable areas in the neighborhood outside of that. You have flat surfaces, you have green areas, you have 10-foot wide brick sidewalks and you have great Victorian homes that are also affordable,” Ahmed Martin from Manchester Citizens Corporation said.

If you want to start from scratch, that is also an option. There are nearly 40 vacant lots available where you can build your dream home.


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