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Bank Presents Check for Redevelopment Effort

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
April 06, 2022
Posted in: Announcements

First Commonwealth Bank recently presented city officials and the McKees Point Development Group with a $100,000 check. The bank is one of four partners that are together funding a six-year program to reuse the Penn-McKee Hotel, renovate homes and remove blight in the Downtown area, including the buildings seen in the background. (Submitted photo)

First Commonwealth Bank recently presented the McKees Point Development Group with a $100,000 check to help fund another year of a six-year Neighborhood Assistance Program.

The non-profit group is working to redevelop the Penn-McKee Hotel for reuse, demolish blighted buildings in the city’s Downtown area and help provide home repairs to city residents.

Partners include Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh and ACTION-Housing. Additional funding is being provided by Duquesne Light, Noble Energy and UPMC Health System, who are utilizing state tax credits.

In attendance for the check presentation were Adam Dick, financial solutions leader, Pittsburgh region, First Commonwealth Bank; McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko; Michele Matuch, president, McKees Point Development Group; Andrew Hromoko Jr., senior project manager, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh; Autumn Powell, area manager, First Commonwealth Bank; and Kirsten Lupari, manager, First Commonwealth Bank, White Oak community office.

In the background are buildings in the 500 block of Fifth Avenue, Downtown, that are scheduled for redevelopment under the NAP program.

Originally published April 06, 2022.

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