To: Redevelopment Authority of the City of McKeesport
From: Jason Togyer, Member, Board of Directors, MHC
Subject: Penn-McKee Hotel
Date: September 15, 2010

To the Board:

Since June 2009, McKeesport Heritage Center has been working with the City of McKeesport, Mayor James Brewster, City Administrator Dennis Pittman, McKeesport Housing Corp., the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, and other entities to identify a property or properties worthy of historic preservation and reuse.

Our goal is not to have any property preserved simply as a museum piece—just for its own sake. We want empty but historically significant properties put back on the tax rolls and occupied by taxpaying entities that provide jobs for McKeesporters and the region.

Read Memo to RACM, Sept. 15, 2010