Council takes first step toward vote on historic status for Produce Terminal |

Council takes first step toward vote on historic status for Produce Terminal

Bob Bauder

Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday introduced legislation to designate the Strip District’s Produce Terminal as historic.

Council will not vote on the bill until after a public hearing yet to be scheduled, according to President Darlene Harris.

The Buncher Co., which holds a $1.8 million option to buy the building from the Urban Redevelopment Authority, wants to demolish about one-third of it as part of a $400 million development it plans behind the building along the Allegheny River.

The nonprofit group Preservation Pittsburgh and Lawrenceville architect Sarah Kroloff applied to have the building declared a historic landmark. Altering the exterior of a building with landmark status requires city approval.

The Pittsburgh Planning Commission two weeks ago voted to recommend historic status for the building.

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