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AWCC Membership Meetings – October 9, 2018

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, November 13th at 7:30 pm

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Representative Wheatley’s Office
    • Zone One Police
    • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Membership
  • Ways and Means
    • 2018 Alleys, Axles & Ales (September 29) – Final Report
    • Christmas Candlelight House Tour (December 7-8)
  • Friends of Allegheny West
  • Property
  • Housing and Planning
    • Allegheny Commons Proposed Implementation Plan
    • CCAC New Building: Ridge at Brighton
    • Western Avenue Revitalization, Electric
    • Light of Life Ridge Avenue Project
    • Expansion of Historic District
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues (old cases)
    • Comprehensive Guidelines for New Construction on Vacant Sites
    • Airbnb Issues/Impacts on AW
    • Railroad Bridge Replacements, Double Stack Train Impacts
  • Northside Leadership Conference
  • Nominating Committee
    • Election of Officers for 2019
  • Other Business (Old & New)

AWCC Membership Meetings – October 9, 2018

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, October 9th at 7:30 pm

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Representative Wheatley’s Office
    • Zone One Police
    • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Membership
  • Ways and Means
    • Showcase Wine Event (September 15) – Report
    • 2018 Alleys, Axles & Ales (September 29) – Report
    • Christmas Candlelight House Tour (December 7-8)
  • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Clean Up
  • Property
  • Housing and Planning
    • Allegheny Commons Proposed Implementation Plan
    • CCAC New Building: Ridge at Brighton
    • Western Avenue Revitalization, Electric
    • Light of Life Ridge Avenue Project
    • Expansion of Historic District
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues (old cases)
    • Comprehensive Guidelines for New Construction on Vacant Sites
    • Airbnb Issues/Impacts on AW
    • Railroad Bridge Replacements, Double Stack Train Impacts
  • Northside Leadership Conference
  • Nominating Committee
    • Proposed Slate November Election
  • Other Business (Old & New)

From the Nominating Committee: Proposed Slate of Officers

The AWCC Nominating Committee is pleased to present the proposed slate of officers for 2019:

President: Ann Gilligan
Vice President: Tom Barbush
Treasurer: Cathy Serventi
Secretary: Bob Griewahn
Sergeant-at-Arms: Sara Sweeney
Housing and Planning Committee: Ashley Webb
Membership Committee: Greg Coll
Ways and Means Committee: Annette Trunzo
Communications Committee: Trish Burton
Property Committee: Michael Shealey
Friends of Allegheny West: Diane Caruso

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – June 12, 2018

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, June 12th at 7:30 pm

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Representative Wheatley’s Office
    • Zone One Police
    • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Membership
    • Volunteers for 4th of July Picnic
  • Ways and Means
    • 2018 Wine & Garden Tour (June 22 and 23, Signature Event)
    • 2018 Alleys, Axles & Ales (September 29)
  • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Clean Up
    • Flower Baskets
  • Property
  • Housing and Planning
    • Allegheny Center Master Action Plan
    • Parking and Traffic
    • North Avenue Lighting
    • Western Avenue Revitalization, Electric
    • Western Avenue Proposals: former Shamrock letter of support
    • Light of Life Ridge Avenue Project
    • Expansion of Historic District
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues (old cases)
    • Comprehensive Guidelines for New Construction on Vacant Sites
    • Airbnb Issues/Impacts on AW
    • Railroad Bridge Replacements, Double Stack Train Impacts
    • Allegheny Center Master Plan
    • North Shore Impacts
  • Northside Leadership Conference
  • Other Business (Old & New)

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – May 8, 2018

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, May 8th at 7:30 pm

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Representative Wheatley’s Office
    • Zone One Police
    • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report: Preliminary 2019 Budget
  • Presentation of the 2018 Allegheny West Preservation Awards
  • 8:15 – Screening of SpringFest 1979 (20 minutes)
  • Membership
    • Volunteers for the Memorial Day Picnic
  • Ways and Means
    • 2018 Wine & Garden Tour (June 22 and 23, Signature Event)
    • 2018 Alleys, Axles & Ales (September 29)
  • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Clean Up
    • Flower Baskets
  • Property
  • Housing and Planning
    • Allegheny Commons Master Action Plan
    • Parking and Traffic
    • North Avenue Lighting
    • Western Avenue Revitalization, Electric
    • Western Avenue New Alcohol Outlets
    • Light of Life Ridge Avenue Project
    • Allegheny Commons Proposed Implementation Plan
    • Expansion of Historic District
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues (old cases)
    • Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    • Comprehensive Guidelines for New Construction on Vacant Sites
    • Airbnb Issues/Impacts on AW
    • Railroad Bridge Replacements
    • Allegheny Center Master Plan
    • North Shore Impacts
  • Nominating Committee
    • 2018 Neighbor of the Year
  • Northside Leadership Conference
    • Allegheny General Hospital Master Plan
  • Other Business (Old & New)

2018 Allegheny West Preservation Awards

Submitted by Carole Malakoff

The Allegheny West Local Review Committee, along with the Allegheny West Civic Council, announces the 10th Annual Allegheny West Historic Preservation Awards. These awards are presented to property owners in Allegheny West who have completed exterior projects over the past year, retaining or restoring appropriate elements of historic character, and adhering to our neighborhood guidelines. The success of these projects was attained by doing research, creating well thought-out plans, following neighborhood guidelines, and working with the neighborhood LRC and the City HRC to seek advice on the application process and guidelines. The 2018 award recipients are:

831 Western Avenue

Susan and Frank Remcheck, owners

When Susan and Frank purchased 831 Western over a year ago they inherited a large project that was initiated by the previous property owner. The brick had already been stripped and cleaned, and new wood windows had been installed, but there was so much more to do. These new homeowners took over the renovation of the entire façade, paying close attention to historic detail and existing architectural elements. First floor window hoods were added, reflecting in scale and design those existing on the second floor. A wood hood, brackets, and decorative elements above the front door were made to match those on 833, next door. Other work included fencing, side entry steps, and a new door. This project reflects the significant research and planning that were done to complete it successfully.

840 N Lincoln Avenue

Debra Kelly and Douglas Debelak, owners

It’s evident that, if you walk the streets and allies of Allegheny West, lately there has been an interest in auxiliary structures, garages, carports, designated places to park our cars. This project is a garage construction. The original garage on this property was deemed unsalvageable due to structural deterioration, and so was demolished. The HRC determined that the new structure be moved to the other side of the property so that it would be aligned with the existing gate at the front of the house. It was also designed to be compatible with the house in scale, materials, architectural elements, and trim colors. This project demonstrates how a new auxiliary structure can be designed to be compatible with an historic building.

852 N Lincoln Avenue

Greg Kobulnicky, owner

Talk about research and planning! This project reflects both! Greg completed an entire façade restoration at 852, from removing the fake front, exposing the original brick, to installing new stone front steps to match the existing, and redesigning and rebuilding the dormers to match the original. All were done in accordance with the HRC Guidelines. Other projects include brick cleaning and pointing, installing new wood windows, replacing window and door surrounds and brackets, and even replacing chimney pots. This project sets the standard for restoration in our neighborhood.

852 Beech Avenue

Katie and Robin Zoufalik, owners

Here’s another example of an auxiliary structure that is a well-planned design with a gabled roof to match that of the adjoining property and a wood paneled garage door resembling stable doors. The paint colors selected add to the attractiveness of the carport and doors.


 
These four projects add to the historic ambience of our neighborhood streets and alleys, contribute to the economic development of our neighborhood, and enhance the quality of life in Allegheny West. To celebrate Historic Preservation Month, these awards will be presented at the May Membership Meeting of The Allegheny West Civic Council on Tuesday, May 8th at 7:30 pm. Please attend and honor these neighbors.

Help Wanted: Gazette Delivery

The Allegheny West Gazette is in need of a new delivery person to take the 900 block of West North Avenue and all of Galveston Avenue. This is approximately 50 homes, and takes 15-20 minutes monthly. It’s a great way for neighbors – young or old – to volunteer. Please contact Karen at gazette@alleghenywest.org if you are able to help out!

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – April 10, 2018

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, April 10th at 7:30 pm

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Representative Wheatley’s Office
    • Zone One Police
    • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Membership
    • Volunteers for the Memorial Day Picnic
  • Ways and Means
    • 2018 Wine & Garden Tour (June 22 and 23, Signature Event)
    • 2018 Alleys, Axles & Ales (September 29)
  • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Green Space
    • Flower Baskets
  • Property
  • Housing and Planning
    • Parking and Traffic
    • North Avenue Lighting
    • Western Avenue Revitalization, Electric
    • Western Avenue Proposals
    • Light of Life Ridge Avenue Project
    • Allegheny Commons Proposed Implementation Plan
    • Expansion of Historic District (LRC Report)
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues (old cases)
    • Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    • Comprehensive Guidelines for New Construction on Vacant Sites
    • Airbnb Issues/Impacts on AW
    • Railroad Bridge Replacements
    • Allegheny Center Master Plan
    • North Shore Impacts
  • Nominating Committee
    • 2018 Neighbor of the Year
  • Northside Leadership Conference
    • Allegheny General Hospital Master Plan
  • Other Business (Old & New)
    • $500 for 4 2018 AW Preservation Awards
    • $250 Donation to YMCA Reds, Whites & Brews

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – March 13, 2018

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, March 13th at 7:30 pm

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Zone One Police
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Recommendation for Allegheny Commons: Presentation by Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Membership
    • Bowling at the Elks
    • Volunteers for the Memorial Day Picnic
  • Ways and Means
    • Update on Five Year Plan with Calvary
    • 2018 Wine & Garden Tour (June 22 and 23)
  • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Green Space
  • Property
  • Housing and Planning
    • Parking and Traffic
    • North Avenue Lighting
    • Western Avenue Revitalization
    • Light of Life: Ridge Avenue Project
    • Revised AW Film Guidelines
    • Allegheny Commons Update of 2002 Master Plan
    • Expansion of Historic District (LRC Report)
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues (old cases)
    • Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    • Comprehensive Guidelines for New Construction on Vacant Sites
    • Airbnb Issues/Impacts on AW
    • Railroad Bridge Replacements
    • Allegheny Center Master Plan
    • North Shore Impacts
  • Nominating Committee
    • 2018 Membership Chairperson
  • Northside Leadership Conference
    • Allegheny General Hospital Master Plan
  • Other Business (Old & New)

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – February 13, 2018

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, February 13th at 7:30 pm

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Zone One Police
    • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Membership
    • Bowling at the Elks
    • Volunteers for the Memorial Day Picnic
  • Ways and Means
    • Update on Five Year Plan with Calvary
    • 2018 Upcoming Tour Dates
    • 2018 Wine & Garden Tour (June 22 and 23)
  • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Green Space
  • Property
  • Housing and Planning
    • Parking and Traffic
    • North Avenue Lighting
    • Western Avenue Revitalization
    • Light of Life: Ridge Avenue Project
    • Revised AW Film Guidelines
    • Allegheny Commons Update of 2002 Master Plan
    • Expansion of Historic District (LRC Report)
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues (old cases)
    • Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    • Comprehensive Guidelines for New Construction on Vacant Sites
    • Airbnb Issues/Impacts on AW
    • Revised AW Film Guidelines
    • Railroad Bridge Replacements
    • Allegheny Center Master Plan
    • North Shore Impacts
  • Nominating Committee
    • 2018 Membership Chairperson
  • Northside Leadership Conference
    • Allegheny General Hospital Master Plan
  • Other Business (Old & New)