Temple to Undergo $1.8M Upgrade

November 2, 2006

Author: Tony LaRussa

Source: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


One of the most visible religious sites in Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs is about to undergo a major expansion and renovation.

The Sri Venkateswara Temple along McCully Drive in Penn Hills is earmarked for $1.8 million in new construction and renovations, which will include a 6,700-square-foot addition with a kitchen, dining room, classrooms, a community hall and a library.

Another 5,100 square feet of the 30-year-old temple site will be refurbished.

"We need to expand because we are running out of space to accommodate the number of devotees who visit here," said Kalathur Raghu, secretary of the temple's board of directors.