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Resolution would name park over Pittsburgh’s I-579 after activist Frankie Pace

PITTSBURGH — A park being built over Interstate 579 in a $32.3 million project linking Pittsburgh’s Hill District to Downtown would be named after community activist Frankie Pace, under a City Council resolution proposed Monday.

Born in 1905, Pace was a longtime community activist and head of the Hill District Community Council. She also owned Pace Music Store, according to Historic Pittsburgh. She died in 1989.

The proposed resolution, sponsored by Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle, would call the 3-acre public park to be created as part of the I-579 “cap” project Frankie Pace Project, according to our news partners at Trib Live.

The measure was sent to the Finance and Law Committee without discussion on Monday. City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss naming the park for Pace, though a hearing has not yet been scheduled.

You can read more about the park, here.