Penn Plaza resident Geary Rivers
Geary Rivers inside his former Penn Plaza apartment, before LG Realty forced him to move out. Photo courtesy Maranie R. Staab


Shelterforce: Game of Chance: Mass Eviction in Pittsburgh

PublicSource: Key moments in the Penn Plaza displacement saga

PublicSource: Displaced from Penn Plaza, Vivian Campbell now faces an uncertain future

WESA: How Can Residents Demand More Of Pittsburgh’s Development Process?

Aug 26, 2019: PPSA hosts community meeting to push for a new housing vision

Post-Gazette: Walkabout: Penn Plaza group seeks strength in numbers in advocating for affordable housing

May 23, 2019: PPSA continues picket against Whole Foods/Amazon

Pittsburgh Courier: Whole Foods in a battle with Penn Plaza supporters

May 9, 2019: PPSA will help place displaced Penn Plaza residents into homes

Post-Gazette: Trek development to bring more affordable housing in East Liberty

May 3, 2019: PPSA leads the fight against Whole Foods/Amazon

KDKA: Former Penn Plaza Renters Demand Whole Foods, Amazon Pull Out Of East Liberty Project

KDKA: Former Penn Plaza Residents Protesting Whole Foods’ Plan To Move Into New Redevelopment Project

Pittsburgh Current: Activists Protest Outside Amazon-Owned Whole Foods In East Liberty

Feb 12, 2019: City Planning Commission Hearing

Post-Gazette: Controversial Penn Plaza redevelopment gets final go-ahead

Pittsburgh Courier: Former Penn Plaza residents make it clear to Planning Commission: ‘Vote No’ to office development proposal

Jan 29, 2019: LG Realty presents final plans for Penn Plaza

WESA: Development Plans For Former Penn Plaza Site Again On The Move

Post-Gazette: Offices and retail but no housing in final Penn Plaza plan

July 28, 2018: March for Housing Justice

KDKA: Protestors Call For Action 3 Years After Penn Plaza Evictions

Post-Gazette: Community members protest development at former Penn Plaza

Post-Gazette: Pittsburghers rally for affordable housing in East Liberty (VIDEO)

May 15, 2018: City Planning Commission Hearing

PublicSource: The people who filibustered Pittsburgh’s planning commission over plans for the former Penn Plaza site

Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh planning board approves design for East Liberty’s Penn Plaza project

Post-Gazette: Planners approve controversial Penn Plaza redevelopment

WESA: Redevelopment Of Former Penn Plaza Site Gets Initial Approval, With Conditions

May 13, 2018: Blight in East Liberty

Raging Chicken Press: Amid empty storefronts, Pittsburgh developer proposes more retail and office space

May 10, 2018: Eminent Domain of the Penn Plaza Site

WESA: Advocates Want the City to Take Back Penn Plaza through Eminent Domain, but It’s Complicated

May 10, 2018: Gentrification in East Liberty

NBC News: As tech moves into Pittsburgh, longtime residents worry about being left behind

KDKA: Community Wants More Involvement in East Liberty Redevelopment

April 16, 2018: Rally & 2nd public meeting on LG’s new plan

Raging Chicken Press: Penn Plaza and the Public Process: A Story of Displacement, Suppression, and Development

KDKA: East Liberty Luxury Redevelopment Plans Come Under Fire

Post-Gazette: East Liberty residents want answers on redevelopment of Penn Plaza site

WESA: ‘It’s Embarrassing’: Opposition Of Proposed Development At Former Penn Plaza Site Continues

Pittsburgh Business Times: LG Realty faces more protesters in second public meeting over Penn Plaza

March 21, 2018: First public meeting on LG’s new plan

WPXI: Protesters want city to reject proposed development plan

WESA: ‘No Housing, No Development,’ Activists Oppose Plans For Penn Plaza

Medium: “Penn Plaza Lives”: Displaced Residents Fight For Affordable Housing in Pittsburgh

March 19, 2018: press conference on LG’s new plan

WTAE: Former Penn Plaza residents oppose plan for site of their former homes

Post-Gazette: Penn Plaza coalition calls on city to reject new East Liberty redevelopment proposal

Pittsburgh Business Times: Affordable housing advocates protest in advance of new plan by LG Realty

KDKA: Former Penn Plaza Residents Reject Redevelopment Plan

Pittsburgh City Paper: Penn Plaza tenant group calls on city officials to reject proposed East Liberty development

The Bulletin: Neighbors rally for East Liberty residents displaced by developers

June 22, 2017: Demolition of 5600 Penn Avenue

WPXI: Former residents gather in Penn Plaza for rally

Tribune-Review: Demolition crew razing the rest of Penn Plaza apartments in East Liberty

The Incline: Demolition of remaining Penn Plaza building apparently underway

WESA: As Last Remnants Of Penn Plaza Torn Down, Advocates Demand Affordable Housing

April 2017: calling on LG to sell Penn Plaza to the city

Pittsburgh City Paper: Affordable-housing advocates want Pittsburgh to buy Penn Plaza to maintain affordable units

Post-Gazette: City confirms it tried to buy Penn Plaza for affordable housing

Tribune-Review: Peduto’s offer to buy Penn Plaza ‘pure politics,’ attorney says

Pittsburgh Courier: Residents say fight will continue over Penn Plaza

April 1, 2017: Memorial March against Gentrification and Displacement

KDKA: ‘Put People Before Profits’: Protesters Call On City To Buy Penn Plaza Apartments

WPXI: Marchers call on city to buy Penn Plaza Apartments for affordable housing

Post-Gazette: Legislation would raise city tax to encourage affordable housing

March 2017: Whole Foods pulls out of LG’s plans

Post-Gazette: Deal may be close in battle between city, Whole Foods developer at Penn Plaza site

WPXI: Whole Foods suspends plans for Penn Plaza development project

Tribune-Review: Whole Foods halts plans to build bigger Pittsburgh store in East Liberty

Post-Gazette: East Liberty developer ordered to halt work at former Penn Plaza site

March 9, 2017: Living Room protest in East Liberty

Post-Gazette: Penn Plaza protesters set up ‘living room’ to block traffic in East Liberty

WPXI: Penn Plaza residents running out of time to relocate amid court battle

February 21, 2017: protests at City Hall

Pittsburgh City Paper: Pittsburgh housing advocates rally for better living conditions at Penn Plaza

Post-Gazette: Demonstrators take to Downtown over Penn Plaza dispute

Pittsburgh Courier: Compromise made in Penn Plaza fight

Post-Gazette: Peduto asks developers to house displaced Penn Plaza residents

Tribune-Review: Peduto set for fight over East Liberty apartments while seeking help for its residents

December 2016/January 2017: Planning Commission response to LG’s original plan

Post-Gazette: Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: With affordability lost in Penn Plaza redevelopment, what’s next?

Post-Gazette: Planning Commission postpones vote on East Liberty development

Tribune-Review: Vote delayed on controversial high-end housing in East Liberty

Post-Gazette: Planning board rejects East Liberty development anchored by new Whole Foods

Tribune-Review: Pittsburgh Planning Commission rejects controversial Penn Plaza development

The Incline: Pittsburgh’s Planning Commission didn’t approve this controversial project in East Liberty. Here’s why.

Post-Gazette: Developer files appeal in rejected Whole Foods, apartments plan for East Liberty

Pittsburgh Courier: Penn Plaza owners sue over Planning Commission rejection

Pittsburgh gentrification and its impact on residents

Pittsburgh Courier: A Vietnam vet’s last days at Penn Plaza and his new home in Wilkinsburg

PublicSource: One of the last residents of Penn Plaza will continue her family’s legacy in East Liberty for now

Newsweek: Gentrification, from Tokyo to Pittsburgh

Railway Technology: Change and the modern railway: how new lines shift communities

Technically Media: For growing cities, a cautionary tale from Pittsburgh

Post-Gazette: Study: Wage stagnation in Pittsburgh hits blue-collar, service workers hardest