Target may be the next big thing in East Liberty, but there’s a project waiting in the wings that would bring the Highland Building back to life, along with the nearby Wallace Building.
Giving an historic building its purpose back seems more meritorious and more interesting than slapping up a giant box store... sorry Tar-zhay.
The state holds the key — a $4.5 million grant from its Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. That money would be spent to build a parking garage between the Highland and Wallace buildings. Lack of parking has been the main reason why four developers over a decade have walked away from repurposing plans for the Highland.