For animal control questions, please contact 412-466-4746 or 412-469-1166
SHOP DUQUESNE INITIATIVE
The City of Duquesne and our development partners, the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Duquesne (RACD) and the Duquesne Business Advisory Corporation (DBAC), have been active in revitalizing the business sector. We’ve been undertaking infrastructure improvements to Grant Avenue at State Route 837/Duquesne Boulevard along with developing a new light industrial park in conjunction with Allegheny County along Route 837. With our economic development funds we’ve assisted the owner of the Duquesne Plaza in undertaking substantial improvements to that property.
Last year the Great Allegheny Passage was completed between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. The trail comes through Duquesne and we have plans to capitalize on new visitors coming through our town.
The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Duquesne has engaged a real estate professional to market vacant and underutilized properties and we continue to be engaged in helping existing businesses expand and attracting new businesses. As an Enterprise Zone area we have attractive incentives to assist in business development.
The Shop Duquesne Initiative is proposed by the City, RACD and DBAC. This is a coordinated approach among the local public bodies and retail stores to encourage shopping in Duquesne. The Duquesne Plaza and its stores are aggressively advertising via print and radio. Our public role is to work with our private sector partners in “getting the word out” and to support our retail stores.
Support these retail/commercial stores in Duquesne:
At the Duquesne Plaza
West Grant Avenue Corridor
-Exxon/7 Eleven, 818 Duquesne Boulevard
-Dollar General, 351 Hoffman Boulevard
........and please support all Duquesne businesses
Businesses at the City Center of Duquesne
-American Textile Company, 10 N. Linden Street
CITY WELCOMES NEW DEVELOPMENT
Dura-Bond Industries is developing approximately 55 acres of land at the City Center of Duquesne. The company has purchased property from RIDC and is constructing buildings for their pipe coating operation. Dura-Bond is also acquiring property from Union Railroad for a pipe storage yard.
Dura-Bond is investing approximately $12 million at Duquesne in building a 3,000 sq. ft. office building, a 55,000 sq. ft. operations building, infrastructure and site investments and new equipment. 75 or more new jobs are being created.
Duquesne Mayor Phil Krivacek said "This is a tremendous investment for Duquesne and the
NEW DOLLAR GENERAL STORE IN DUQUESNE
In the retail sector, a new Dollar General store is located at the corner of
Additional retail space is available. The developer is Penntex Ventures, LLC. The contact is:
Mayor Krivacek commented, "For years we've been seeking to improve this key property in the City. The new owners have made substantial improvements and are bringing in more retail stores. Having a grocery store like Save-A-Lot is a great asset that many towns would like to have. The new Save-A-Lot operator, since taking over the store, has been impressive. It's brighter, cleaner, and more up-to-date with new product lines."
The opening of the Great Allegheny Passage was held on June 17, 2011. This will connect the trail from Duquesne to The Waterfront. City and Trail advocates are discussing initiatives to take advantage of the traffic generated by the Trail.
Mayor Krivacek said "We have looked at how other Mon-Yough towns have created new business investment along the Trail. We want to become a destination Trail town."
According to Mayor Krivacek "We believe a lot of these developments are taking place because of the investment of infrastructure, a willingness of City government to work with the private sector and work in partnership with our local development partners like the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Duquesne and the Duquesne Business Advisory Corporation and regional groups like RIDC, the Allegheny Trail Alliance, Allegheny County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."
GREAT ALLEGHENY PASSAGE NOW RUNS THROUGH DUQUESNE
On June 17, 2011 a groundbreaking was held to open the "Pipeline Coaster" section of the Great Allegheny Passage connecting Duquesne with The Waterfront at Whitaker/Munhall. The new 3 mile section is called the "Pipeline Coaster" as it follows an old United States Steel gas pipeline and passes near the roller coasters at Kennywood Park. The $6 million segment includes two bridges - one at Duquesne and one near The Waterfront.
With this section complete only a one mile section through Sandcastle remains to complete the 150 mile Great Allegheny Passage connecting Pittsburgh with Cumberland, Maryland.
For more information on the Great Allegheny Passage go to http://www.gaptrail.org/.
NEW HOMES IN DUQUESNE
In the past few years AHI Development, Inc., in conjunction with Allegheny County and the City of Duquesne, has built 11 new homes along S. Sixth Street and on Hill Street. All 5 of the homes on Hill Street have now been sold. On S. Sixth Street five (5) houses have been sold and one (1) remains available.
Favorable pricing and financing are available. The real estate agent to contact is Keller Williams Realty (412-884-3800).
Applications are availabe for pick up at City Hall. 12 South Second Street, Duquesne, PA 15110.
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