Welcome to the ‘Centre District’ — or the former Civic Arena site

Mark Belko | Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The former Civic Arena redevelopment in the lower Hill District has a new name. But not all Hill residents are happy about it.

In unveiling their new vision for the 28-acre site at a community meeting Wednesday evening, the Pittsburgh Penguins also coined a name for the $750 million development — the Centre District.

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Penguins yield $15 million in credits but gain extra time to develop Civic Arena site

Mark Belko | Monday, November 6, 2017, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Penguins will exchange $15 million in credits for land and give up one parcel as part of a tentative agreement with the city that gives the team more time to redevelop the former Civic Arena site.

Under the agreement announced Monday, the team will be required to develop nearly 6.5 acres of the 28 acres by 2020 or forfeit a portion of the parking revenue it now receives, with proceeds being deposited in a fund to finance redevelopment in the Hill District. Most of the site is now devoted to parking, with the Penguins getting all the revenue.

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