Historic Preservation

One of Wilkinsburg's greatest assets is the housing stock. Wilkinsburg has affordable housing options more commonly associated with suburban neighborhoods, at a fraction of the cost and commute time. There are housing options for families in the low to moderate income range, and also for those with higher incomes. However, like older inner city neighborhoods across the country, the core of Wilkinsburg housing stock is in need revitalization. Local initiatives have been developed in partnership with county and state agencies to rehabilitate structures and provide home ownership opportunities.

The Borough is making an effort to catalogue all of the vacant structures in order to get further funding for improvement efforts. Primary goals include the demolition of abandoned buildings that have become a safety hazard, and stabilization of homes that can be renovated now or in the future. The Borough also has a tax committee that is focused on finding ways to make it easier to purchase abandoned homes for renovation. Possible programs might include residential tax incentives that will make it easier to afford to renovate these properties.

Use the links at right for more information on historic houses in the Borough, or see the section on Housing Initiatives under Municipal Improvement.

Announcements
Constituent & Community Relations Meeting

The Constituent and Community relations meeting for today, 2/9/2017, at 10am has been cancelled due to the weather.

Posted: 2/9/2017
Community Calendar

Our website is currently under construction. If you're looking for meeting dates, they will be up within the next few days. If you need meeting dates any sooner, feel free to call the borough main office at 412-244-2900.

Posted: 2/2/2017
Municipal Service Fee (Refuse Pickup)

FYI - Municipal Service Fee statements will be mailed out soon. The fee for 2017 will be $200.

Posted: 2/2/2017
Public Forum for Wilkinsburg Gateway Sign

A public forum to share the finalist designs for the new Wilkinsburg Gateway sign will be held on Thursday, February 16th at 6PM in the 2nd floor Council Chambers at the Borough Building. All are welcome.

Posted: 2/1/2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Please be advised- The Borough Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Posted: 1/13/2017
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Community Calendar
1/26/2017
Special Events Committee

6:30 PM - Council Chambers

1/25/2017
Shade Tree Committee

6:30 PM - Council Chambers

1/25/2017
Blight Committee

5:30 PM - 1st Floor Conference Room

1/25/2017
Capital Planning Committee

7:00 PM - Council Chambers

1/23/2017
Joint Tax Committee

5:30 PM - Council Chambers

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Wilkinsburg Borough Building • 605 Ross Avenue, Wilkinsburg PA 15221 • (412) 244-2900