PITTSBURGH — A former prison located in Pittsburgh's Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood is being sold for $1.
The prison sits on 22 acres of land along the Ohio River, right down the street from the Esplenade, another big development project. It has been sold to the Manchester Craftmans Guild and Bidwell Training Center, which are non-profits that provide adult career training.
Their representatives told Channel 11 this was the beginning planning stages and the sales agreement allows them to study the property.
Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris, who represents the North Side, said many people who live in the area have been asking her questions about the property that she is unable to answer. She only found out about the sales agreement on Friday night.
Harris said there were no community hearings about the sale, which is concerning to her.
State representatives who represent the area also did not know any details about the sale, according to Harris.
The Pennsylvania Department of General Services provided the following statement:
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