By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The first phase of the Lower Hill Development Project has received unanimous final approval on Thursday.READ MORE: Police Seek Suspect In Fatal Homewood Shooting, Release Surveillance Photos
The Sports & Exhibition Authority and Urban Redevelopment Authority voted for the plan on Thursday.READ MORE: Elton John Will Make Tour Stop At PNC Park In 2022
The plan will redevelop the former Civic Arena site and add a 26-story tower.
Construction of the site could begin within the next 60 days.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped Under A Shed In South Park Township
Supporters say the plan will inject millions of dollars into the local economy as well as support local Black and women-owned businesses.