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806 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Fountain Construction Project Open for Bids

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, is excited to announce the August 1st, 2017 Advertisement to Bid for the Allegheny Commons Phase III and Fountain Construction Project.

This project will reconstruct the historic fountain at the intersection of North and Cedar Avenues, and will restore walkways, trees, lighting and other amenities. It is based on the 2002 Master Plan for Allegheny Commons. The Conservancy and its partners, the Northside Leadership Conference and Allegheny Commons Initiative, express many thanks to all of the project supporters and stakeholders who have worked together to achieve this new landmark feature. Most especially, we appreciate the City of Pittsburgh for its substantial commitment to participate in this project.

Here is a link to the Invitation to Bid which is “live” August 1st – feel free to share
https://www.pittsburghparks.org/blog/commons-bid

Bid packages will be available on August 15th with bid opening on September 12th. We hope to start construction by October 10th with a completion date of April 30th (weather permitting). Please email Jenn Dailey, Director of Marketing & Communications, with any questions, jdailey@pittsburghparks.org.

Erin Tobin
Community Outreach Coordinator

Parks Conservancy

Community Workshop for Allegheny Commons

We at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy are excited to work alongside our partners at the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Commons Initiative, Northside Leadership Conference and the greater community to restore Allegheny Commons Park. Please join your fellow park users on August 30th for our first community workshop to develop the action plan we need for implementing the master plan. The professional team is led by LaQuatra Bonci Associates, and includes eDesign Dynamics, Cleo Consulting, and Fourth Economy.

At this first of three community-wide meetings, we’ll review the 2002 Allegheny Commons Master Plan and kick off the action planning process. This effort will be completed by the end of 2017, and will produce strategies and cost estimates for implementing the 2002 Master Plan.

We encourage community members to come prepared to provide input at the meeting. There will be a brief introduction followed by a series of work stations on a range of topics we will be tackling in this process. Thank you to the National Aviary for hosting us that evening.

We ask that you register online here. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions. Thank you!

Erin Tobin
Community Outreach Coordinator
Parks Conservancy

Public Meeting: Affordable Housing Trust Fund

On Tuesday, July 18th at 6:00 pm, Councilmen Lavelle and Burgess will be hosting a public hearing to discuss legislation to raise the realty transfer tax by 1%, invest 10 million annually into the Housing Opportunity Fund, and issue a $100 million bond to increase affordable housing.

$100 million dollars into the Housing Opportunity Fund for example will assist residents in:

  • Paying their rent
  • Living in new affordable housing
  • Buying their home
  • Repairing their existing homes
  • Buying and rehabbing abandoned houses
  • Clearing liens and judgements from their properties

For the full flyer, as well as the number to call in if you’d like to speak (you do not need to call in if you just want to attend) please visit pittsburghpa.gov/cityclerk/schedule.

Notice of Public Meeting: Allegheny Circle Two Way Conversion

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Location: Alloy 26, Nova Place
Time: 6:00 pm – Sign In, 6:30 pm – Presentation

The City of Pittsburgh, in partnership with the PA Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, and in cooperation with One Northside and the Walk/Ride Northside, a committee of the Northside Leadership Conference, will conduct a preliminary public meeting for Allegheny Circle two way conversion in the Allegheny Center Neighborhood.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the conceptual plans for the project which is set for a May 2018 construction start.

The project team will be present at the public meeting to answer any questions and present the conceptual plans. The meeting location is accessible to persons having disabilities. Anyone who needs additional information has special needs, or requires special aids should contact:

Emily Jo Gaspich, P.E., Project Manager, City of Pittsburgh, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Transportation and Engineering at (412) 255-2472 or emily.gaspich@pittsburghpa.gov.

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – October 11, 2016

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, October 11th at 7:30 pm

  • Visitors: City of Pittsburgh
  • New Neighbors
  • Minutes
  • Vote on Bylaws
  • Nominations for 2017 Officers
  • Housing and Planning Updates
  • Film Guidelines
  • AWDC Updates: 928 Western
  • Property: 806 Western Improvements
  • Parklet Committee
  • Ways and Means
  • Friends
    • Final 2016 Cleanup!
  • Membership Events
    • Mixer: Friday, October 14th
  • Committee Q&A

Join us for a Public Hearing with City Council Tomorrow

Share your story about why affordable housing is important to you and why you support a Housing Opportunity Fund to #KeepPGHhome! Make sure to sign up to speak by registering on the city’s website or calling (412) 255-2138 by 10:00 am tomorrow! If you sign up you will have 3 mintues to speak, if you don’t sign up you can still speak, but will only have 1 minute.

Let us know you can make it!

Wednesday, September 21st at 5:30 pm
5th Floor, City County Building
414 Grant Street (Downtown)

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Make sure to share the Facebook event after you RSVP to let your friends know you want to #KeepPGHhome!

Sincerely,

Celeste Scott
Organizer, Housing Opportunity Fund

Complete Streets Update Public Meeting

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 6:00-8:00pm
South Side Market House
1 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh

Last December, DCP announced that it would take on a new Complete Streets policy initiative. After months of drafts and stakeholder engagement, we are now opening up the text of the new policy for public comment. Please join us at the South Side Market House (1 Bedford Square, South Side Flats) for an update on the Complete Streets process, Q&A session and directions for how to provide your input on the policy.

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City Releases 2016 Paving Plans And New Transportation Asset Management System

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) has released its 2016 street paving list. Approximately 49.5 miles are scheduled to be paved this year.

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To support improved management of the city’s road network, the City of Pittsburgh has contracted with Cartegraph, Inc. to conduct a comprehensive pavement condition assessment of all 2,400 lane miles of city-owned streets. As part of the assessment process, Cartegraph staff will travel every mile of street using specially equipped vehicles that collect detailed information on twelve different distress criteria.

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Tomorrow: Affordable Housing Deliberative Forum

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:00-8:30 pm
Where: National Association of Letter Carriers, 841 California Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15212

It’s not too late to join us at one of five Affordable Housing Deliberative Forums. Your input is crucial to this process. All residents are welcome!

Modeled after the highly successful Police Chief and Capital Budget public meetings, these new forums will give neighbors a chance to learn about the work of the Affordable Housing Task Force. The forums will also provide an opportunity for the community to provide input on affordable housing issues, specifically relating to policies, programs or initiatives designed to increase the supply of affordable housing in the City of Pittsburgh.

Each forum will include:

  • A brief overview of the Affordable Housing Task Force and Affordable Housing in Pittsburgh
  • Small group discussions of priorities recommended by the task force
  • Q&A opportunities with the panel members
  • Food will be served

All forums contain the same presented content, and are open to every resident of the City of Pittsburgh. Families are encouraged to attend and participate.

Register: tinyurl.com/affordable412

Please call Sally Stadelman at (412) 255-4773 or email sally.stadelman@pittsburghpa.gov with any questions. Walk-in registration will be available on the day of the forum.

City of Pittsburgh Adds New 311 Tools

Pittsburgh has just made it easier to use the city’s 311 non-emergency reporting service than ever before. In addition to the online web form and phone service, residents can now take advantage of both a Twitter handle and MyBurgh apps for both iOS and Android mobile devices. You can learn more via the official press release – and we’ve also updated the links on our own Government Resources page.