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Pittsburgh Planning Commission Holds Hearing On Potential Affordable Housing Zone In Lawrenceville

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Making housing more affordable in Lawrenceville, a highly gentrified neighborhood, was the focus of a hearing Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Planning Commission.

One proposal would require developers of multi-unit projects to set aside 10 percent of their units as affordable apartments with lower rent.

Lawrenceville has turned into a hip spot with upscale restaurants and nightclubs. Young, well-paid professionals are moving in. Expensive condos and apartments are going up, leading to long-time residents not being able to afford to live in the area.

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The Pittsburgh Planning Commission hopes to impose a new inclusionary zone that mandates affordable places to live. This zone still needs the approval of the city council.

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