120-room Comfort Inn planned for Pittsburgh redevelopment

A $20-million redevelopment project centered around the renovation of the former ARC House building on Pittsburgh’s North Side will result in a new 120-room Comfort Inn, reports Commercial Property Executive.

Gov. Tom Corbett has reportedly announced a $3-million Economic Growth Initiative grant that would support the new development. A team led by locally based October Development and assisted by the North Side Leadership Conference has yet to determine the project’s construction start.

“It’s an incredibly important site for the Deutschtown neighborhood and for the North Side as a whole. It’s about remaking that entry point. Right now, what you see is a beautiful but vacant bank building and a bunch of empty lots and vacant and decaying structures. It’s not what the North Side is,” Mark Fatla, executive director of the North Side Development Conference (NSLC), said.

“This investment will continue our mission of making the city of Pittsburgh a premier, worldwide destination,” Corbett said in a press statement. “Bringing people and jobs to the Northside area will ensure that we can continue to build a stronger city and state.”