On February 9, 2012, South Hills Retirement Residence received two awards at the annual NAHB International Builder’s Show in Orlando, Florida.
NAHB presented the developer, a.m. Rodriguez Associates, inc., with the Best of 50+ Housing Award (GOLD) and a Platinum Award for Best in American Living which spotlights the most creative and innovative builders, developers, remodelers, designers, land planners and interior designers in the nation.
The former South Hills High School sat vacant and in disrepair for over 20 years until the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) approached a.m. Rodriguez Associates, inc. in 2005 to look into possible reuses of the building for senior housing. After 4 years of planning, designing and fund-raising, the project began construction in June 2009, and the grand opening was held July 13, 2011. This monumental project involved the conversion of the former South Hills High School to 106 units of senior apartments – 84 units of which are affordable and 22 which are non-income restricted.
Development type: Rental Housing For Seniors
Location: 125 Ruth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Total Funding: $23,531,073