YPA released its latest report, “Top Ten Best Preservation Opportunities in the Pittsburgh Area.” The report highlights historic properties in the Pittsburgh region that are good candidates for preservation and reuse. The Top Ten report is released annually. This is the sixth edition.
Read the report here:
How the sites are selected
YPA receives nominations from the public and then scores them according to five criteria: 1) is it 50 years old or older? 2) historic and architectural significance; 3) threats to the site; 4) community input; and 5) feasibility of the solution. YPA places more emphasis on criteria 4 and 5. YPA also adds bonus points for sites located outside of the City of Pittsburgh, located outside Allegheny County, and sites that are in low- and moderate-income or minority communities.
YPA seeks nominations to its 2009 list. Nominations are due on March 20, 2009. Download a nomination form here: