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a.m. Rodriguez Company Associates Inc. – CMS Housing Inc.


600 River Avenue, Suite 207
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


One Canal Square Plaza, Suite 101
Akron, OH 44308

Carson and Sarah Street

In 2000 Carson Retirement Residence and Sarah Street Townhomes opened as an inter-generational development on Pittsburgh’s South Side. The site was originally an abandoned LTV Steel site located in the historic urban neighborhood.

Carson Retirement Residence offers 65 one-bedroom and 4 two-bedroom units for seniors. The building has controlled access, air conditioning, an elevator, laundry room, hair salon, fitness center, library and craft rooms, and a cozy dining room for private parties or group activities. In addition to these amenities, there is access to ADA-accessible van transportation. Adjacent to the Carson Retirement Residence is Sarah Street Town Homes, which offers 15 one-bedroom handicap accessible units and 15 two-bedroom affordable family units. These projects were one of the first to start the urban renewal process in Pittsburgh’s Southside Neighborhood, and were funded in partnership with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and the Urban Renewal Authority of Pittsburgh (URA).

Consisting of 30 affordable housing units, the plan was split into two similar building with a utility easement running through the site. Drawing reference from the neighboring area, the design resembles old historic townhomes in the area.

Development type: Rental Housing for Families And Seniors

Location: 2850 Carson Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203

Total Funding: $10,659,271