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Civic Arena demolition authorized; preservationists step in to delay

{jathumbnail off} Although the Pittsburgh Planning Commission voted to allow the demolition of Civic Arena yesterday, preservationists nominated the facility as a historic building with the Historic Review Commission; the mandatory review could delay the proceeds for upwards of a year. Two groups — Reuse the Igloo and Preservation Pittsburgh — have been working on […]

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Decision on Civic Arena future due Thursday

The future of Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena should be decided Thursday when the City-Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority (SEA) decides whether to tear down the historic facility. The arena’s run as a distinctive feature on the Pittsburgh skyline could end if the SEA agrees with a commissioned study that indicates the public would be better […]

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Preservation Pittsburgh seeks ideas for continuing use of Civic Arena

Have some ideas on the future of the former Civic Arena? Preservation Pittsburgh announces a call for entries for “Civic Minded: Minding the Future of the Civic Arena,” a design competition intended to generate adaptive reuse ideas for the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh. Mellon Arena is now without a tenant or a use after the […]

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Corpus CC puts brakes on Memorial Coliseum renovation; community rallies

The Corpus Christi City Council unexpectedly ended negotiations for a mixed-use development that called for the renovation of Memorial Coliseum, but local residents rallied to show their displeasure with the decision. The Corpus Christi City Council unexpectedly ended negotiations for a mixed-use development that called for the renovation of Memorial Coliseum, but local residents rallied […]

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