Developing a Strategic Plan for Clean, Safe, and Functional Public Facilities

The City of Pittsburgh is responsible for maintaining nearly 300 buildings that house local government offices, including public works facilities that support the infrastructure of the city to neighborhood fire stations that protect residents. Under-investment in preserving and maintaining these facilities has meant many have fallen into disrepair. In 2015, Mayor Bill Peduto directed the city’s Office of Management and Budget to lead an effort to develop a strategic investment and maintenance plan for city-owned facilities in coordination with other city agencies.

FUSE Fellow Chris Hornstein will design and launch a strategic plan to improve the 300-plus city-owned buildings that is cost-efficient, safe, and focused on service delivery. The goal of this effort is to provide clean, safe and functional public facilities for residents and employees while also maximizing the city’s investment by focusing on energy optimization and long-term cost savings.