(Photo special to Tube City Almanac)
McKeesport public works crews are continuing to prepare a new parking lot for the former Daily News Building at the corner of Walnut Street and Lysle Boulevard.
Shown working at the site on Thursday are city public works drivers Rich Booth and Billy Baker, equipment operator Mark Husak and laborer Frank Rausch. Not shown is city foreman Jeff DiPerna.
The building was purchased by the city from the McKeesport Daily News' parent company, Trib Total Media, in November 2017. The newspaper published its last edition on Dec. 31, 2015.
Mayor Michael Cherepko, state Sen. Jim Brewster and other officials are positioning the building to become a digital media incubator, with tenants expected to include Point Park University's Center for Media Innovation, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, Tube City Community Media Inc., and other organizations.
The building is expected to begin welcoming tenants in June, city officials have said.
Originally published May 24, 2018.