Lower Hill District Mixed-Use Development Minority, Woman, and Disadvantaged Business Coordination
The redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site in the Lower Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA has the potential to transform the Southwestern Pennsylvania region, Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh and, in particular, the Downtown, Uptown and Greater Hill District communities. It will not only reconnect these communities, but it will also act as a catalyst for economic development throughout the Greater Hill District community and create jobs, businesses and wealth building opportunities for its residents.
Core Services Performed:
- Stakeholder Coordination
- Strategic Communications
- Graphic Design
- Database Creation, Tracking, Reporting, & Management
Client: Buccini/Pollin Group
Prime: PJ Dick
Timeline: January 2021 – October 2021
Diversity Coordination Communications, Outreach, & Reporting
The developer of the commercial portion of this development, The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) through its affiliate the Lower Hill Developer LLC, in order to assure that compliance of the the Community Collaboration and Implementation Plan (CCIP) is met, E. Holdings, Inc. has been contracted as an Outreach and Communications Consultant. In that capacity, E. Holdings will focus on solidifying bridges between the development team and the minority and women-owned business community to enhance the inclusion of local, disadvantaged contractors and service providers in this transformational project.
The eHoldings team is overseeing the building of a M/WBE database, including vetting of the general qualifications and capabilities of businesses and identification of specific needs. Once these needs have been identified the E. Holdings team is also overseeing the distribution of relevant information, capacity building connections, and training and assistance, to businesses that require these services. Connections and assistance with bonding and securing materials and equipment for minority businesses will also be included in this effort as the project progresses. As part of this outreach we will also coordinate all reporting and data management.