The unspeakable merger of Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg
What if.. yes, what if... Wilkinsburg merges with the City of Pittsburgh?
Unthinkable? Disruptive? If the city of Pittsburgh (2014 population estimate = 305,705) merges with the Borough of Wilkinsburg (population 15,930) then the 'new' City of Pittsburgh with a population of 321,635 will move from being the 62nd largest city in the United States to become the.... 55th largest city. OMG. Too much change to think about. Soon who knows? Pittsburgh will merge with Fox Chapel and then who knows what will happen next?
One thing I can almost guarantee if any solid merger were to become possible.. the adjustment to Wilkinsburg's incredibly high property tax rates will be capitalized into real estate values pretty quickly. In other words... the potential land speculation in Wilkinsburg will have already started. .