‘Oakland Pride’ LGBTQ Senior Housing Design Presented

Design concept.

Presbyterian SeniorCare and partner Affirmative Investments have chosen a design for their proposed LGBTQ senior housing development in Oakland being called “Oakland Pride.” Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, a Strip District-based design firm, was chosen to create the design.

The proposed design was presented at a development activities Zoom meeting hosted by the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning on Monday.

screen shot of Zoom meeting

“This cohort faces intense housing discrimination,” said Dan Rothschild of Rothschild Doyno referring to the difficulty and discrimination LGBTQ Seniors often face when searching for affordable, inclusive, senior housing.

The project will need approval from the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment and is seeking a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. With those approvals, “Oakland Pride” could begin constriction in 2023, Rothschild said.

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