The Animal Rescue League’s Forever Home project developed a new 40,000 sq. ft. animal rescue facility on 4 acres of land. It was a major, anchor investment in the severely distressed Homewood neighborhood. The project includes modern animal housing, expanded veterinary capabilities, a pet retail establishment, educational and community rooms, and secure public trails for pet walking, and is supported as consistent with the community plan pursued by the City of Pittsburgh and local community groups. The Forever Home will be an attractive, inviting facility to serve as a catalyst for further investment from outside the community, as the Animal Rescue League attracts approximately 700 visitors per week (36,400 annually). The Animal Rescue League’s Forever Home project will include approximately 1,750 sq. ft. of community meeting space equipped with the latest technology for media presentations as well as an attached kitchenette for food preparation, all of which will be available for public use.