By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Local groups in Pittsburgh kicked off an initiative they hope will help the city grow.READ MORE: Sala Udin Elected New President Of Pittsburgh Public Schools Board
“Avenues of Hope” focuses on several different areas of the city.
Organizers say it is investing in existing businesses and inviting more to come to the area.READ MORE: 20-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed In Rankin
Saturday’s event was focused on Chartiers Avenue.
“We’re hoping to build up a business district from Chartiers Avenue and Windgap Avenue … all the way through to Chartiers and Steuben Street, which includes Chartiers City, Windgap, Sheraden, Elliott and the corner of the West End,” said Theresa Kail-Smith, President of Pittsburgh City Council.MORE NEWS: Former Pitt Basketball Player Corey Manigault Brutally Assaulted In Europe
This is just one of several avenues of Hope projects, which are looking to improve communities.