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Mayor Ed Gainey Calls For 30-Day Pause On Oakland Crossings Redevelopment Plan

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- It's the first full week of Mayor Ed Gainey's administration and he wants to call a timeout on a major project for Oakland.

Walnut Capital wants to tear down several buildings near Magee Hospital, including the vacant Quality Inn Motel.

Oakland Crossing
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The management group wants to build what will be called Oakland Crossings.

The goal is to redevelop the area with a grocery store, more than 1,000 apartment units, and other uses.

There's a zoning vote scheduled for Tuesday, but Mayor Gainey wants to press pause.

He's calling for a 30-day continuance to talk about affordable housing and other parts of the plan.

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