Heritage Highlands in Rankin
The Grand Opening for the Heritage Highlands neighborhood and the Michael F. Doyle Community Center dedication in Rankin was held on November 1. The 54 unit, $20 million first phase of the development represents a transformation of the Hawkins Village site.
Many local and state elected officials along with representatives for the many government agencies were in attendance. Master of Ceremonies Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr. introduced the dignitaries. Dr. Slaughter is very familiar with the area as he was a banker in Braddock and served as Treasurer of the Enterprise Zone Corp. of Braddock (EZCB).
Former Congressman Doyle and a native of Swissvale, who recently retired, was honored for his 28 years in the U.S. Congress and his support for the Heritage Highlands development and the many projects and initiatives he supported.
The Mayor and members of Rankin Council were cited for their cooperation in helping the project move forward.
The master plan will be completed in two phases. The $20 million first phase which broke ground in June 2022, is now available for new tenants. The $22 million second phase will provide an additional 51 units.