Pittsburgh Planning Commission votes forward Holy Family Church redevelopment in Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE, Pa. — Ten years after buying the former church, E Properties and Development got the Planning Commission vote it needed to move forward on a residential redevelopment of the former Holy Family Church in Lawrenceville.

But a unanimous vote from the commission came with conditions after a long discussion and some late contention over what is now a 45-unit for sale project to redevelop the long-empty church property in the neighborhood’s ninth ward.

Lauren Connelly, executive director of Lawrenceville Corp., expressed new concern over what has been a long, ongoing process to support the project. She told the planning commission that she had only learned that day that the plan to phase the project had been eliminated.

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