VIDEO: Historic, long-vacant furniture store building to enjoy new “anti-gentrification” life as 37 artists’ residences

The Ohringer Building could tell the history of Braddock, Pennsylvania.

Once an eight-story furniture store, a beacon of commerce along the bustling Braddock Avenue business corridor, the long-vacant building will reopen late this summer after a $10 million renovation.

The residential project includes 37 affordable-rate artist residences including studios and one-bedroom units.

Think of this project as anti-gentrification,” says developer Gregg Kander. “It’s not about building housing for 37 artists. It’s about rebuilding a thriving, diverse community. The real mission is transformation with the existing community’s participation.

See article about the project in NEXT Pittsburgh.

Watch 3-minute video about the building’s restoration.

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