The Stables Building Named To YPA's 2011 Top Ten List Of Best Preservation Opportunities in the Pittsburgh Area

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Official announcement to be held at the Paramount Pictures Film Exchange on May 6th.

The Stables BuildingPittsburgh, PA, May 4, 2011 – The Young Preservationists Association (YPA) of Pittsburgh has named the Stables Building, in the Allegheny West Neighborhood, as one of 2011’s Top Ten Best Preservation Opportunities in the Pittsburgh Area. Built in 1895, the Stables Building was once home to Allegheny City’s team of working horses. Now it is the only public building remaining attributed to Allegheny City, and a prime development opportunity in a prime location on the Northside.

The YPA’s list is released annually and includes endangered historic sites in the Pittsburgh area that are good candidates for preservation and reuse. Since YPA released its first Top Ten List in 2003, more than $80 million has been invested into properties placed on YPA’s List, including the creation of an estimated 12,454 construction and trade-related jobs, 230 housing units, and $750,000 in additional annual wage tax revenue. The list will be officially announced at YPA’s annual Historic Preservation Month Celebration on Friday, May 6, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Entitled “Celebrate Historic Treasures in Southwestern Pennsylvania,” the event takes place at the Paramount Pictures Film Exchange, located at 1727 Boulevard of the Allies.

The Stables Building InteriorThe 20,400 sq. ft. Stables Building has been designated as city historic structure and is a cornerstone of the Allegheny West Civic Council’s (AWCC) Loft District Master Plan. “AWCC’s goal is to preserve and transform the late nineteenth century industrial corridor along W. North Avenue by guiding its transformation into an exciting mixed-use area that will include new green spaces, gardens, lighting and street landscaping.” explains Timothy Zinn, President of AWCC. “The Stables Building is one piece of a very exciting future for our neighborhood.” Two other parcels in the neighborhood, the Hipwell and Value Added Foods buildings are already beginning the residential development process.

The Northside Leadership Conference has been working with AWCC to lay the groundwork for development of the site. “Our objective was to establish a blank canvas for a developer or individual to step in and bring the space to life,” explains NSLC’s Allegheny WestDirector of Real Estate, Nancy Noszka. “We have completed site clean out and most preliminary evaluations of the site. The high ceilings, arched windows and brick walls make the building well suited for lofts, a modern live/work space or artist studios.”

The turn-of-the-century Romanesque building also benefits by its location in historic Allegheny West, one of Pittsburgh’s most beautiful, walkable and conveniently located neighborhoods. Renewal efforts, which will be completed this summer on Western Avenue, have paid off with a welcoming atmosphere and new business activity, and the neighborhood is within easy walking, biking and subway distance of Downtown, CCAC, Allegheny General, and a multitude of sporting, entertainment and family venues. Watch A Video Tour of Allegheny West.

The Stables Building is for sale at $325,000. Numerous tax credits and development incentives are available. Information can be found online at The Stables Building is being marketing by RE/MAX Select Realty, agent Christa Ross 724-933-6300 x214,


About Allegheny West Civic Council: is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the historic preservation and development of a vital Allegheny West neighborhood.

About Northside Leadership Conference: NSLC is a coalition of Northside community-based organizations, committed to addressing mutual concerns through a united approach in order to promote and enhance the vitality, quality of life and image of Pittsburgh’s Northside.

About The Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh:YPA is a regional provider of value-added preservation services that encourage the participation of young people in historic preservation.

About RE/MAX Select Realty: RE/MAX Select Realty is a full service, real estate brokerage ranked #1 in per agent productivity in Western Pennsylvania.

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