7800 is an economic hub that is attracting additional investment and encouraging commercial activity in Homewood.
Bridgeway Capital transforms 7800 Susquehanna Street (7800) into a beacon of economic opportunity for Homewood. Once a vacant warehouse built for Westinghouse Electric, the building is now an economic hub for urban manufacturing, craft businesses, and workforce training. The building reflects Bridgeway’s strategy to provide capital for the people and places creating economic opportunity and community revitalization in Homewood. Bridgeway invested over $10 million into the community including $7 million in 7800’s renovation, $2.4 million in contracts with Homewood businesses maintaining 7800, and $1.4 million in loans to Homewood businesses and other community development projects. 7800 emerges as vital investment in an underinvested area by attracting new commercial activity and supporting local businesses.
“This project will fully reactivate 7800 Susquehanna as a beacon of opportunity for the Homewood neighborhood in the city of Pittsburgh. Redevelopment of the building will create stable, affordable rental space for manufacturers and other businesses. Tenants will create employment opportunities, attract investment and bring renewed energy to the area.” – Representative Ed Gainey