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Join Us for a Gathering for Peace and Unity

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Join us at a community gathering for peace and the victims of the Tree of Life shooting.

Mayor William Peduto invites all Pittsburgh area residents to a public event to honor the victims of the Tree of Life shooting, and to call for peace and unity among all:

Friday, November 9th
12:00 pm
Point State Park

The event will begin with a one-minute moment of silence for peace and the 11 victims. Those unable to make the event – from those in Pittsburgh to others around the world – are invited to host their own moments of silence at 12:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time, on Friday, November 9th.

Bike Plan Upcoming Meetings

The City of Pittsburgh is thrilled to announce plans for a new Pittsburgh Bike Plan. Since the completion of the City’s first bike plan in 1999, many of the projects outlined in that plan have been installed, national best practices have changed and biking continues to be an important component in many Pittsburgher’s daily routines. Through the implementation of the new Bike Plan, Pittsburghers of all ages and abilities will have a better opportunity to incorporate bike riding into work commutes, recreation activities, daily errand-running, and social events.

Download the Flyer (.pdf) 

But before the Bike Plan can be finished, we need to hear from you! Throughout the month of October, we are looking for input from residents, business owners, commuters and, really, everyone who interacts with Pittsburgh’s streets. Follow the link below to tell us how to better connect you to the places you need to go. Through this link you can also get more information about a series of public meetings where you can hear more about the City’s priorities, processes and plan.

Website

pittsburghpa.gov/domi/bikeplan.html

Public Meetings

Allentown Senior Center

631 East Warrington Avenue
October 10th
6:00 to 7:30 pm

Manchester Citizen Corporation

1319 Allegheny Avenue
October 15th
6:00 to 7:30 pm

East Liberty Presbyterian Church

116 South Highland Avenue
October 16th
6:00 to 7:30 pm

Department of Mobility and Infrastructure Event, September 10th

On September 10th, The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure will host a presentation and discussion with Jeff Tumlin, a nationally recognized expert in the latest land use, parking and mobility trends that influence cities. We are very excited to welcome Jeff to our great city to talk about what these things mean in Pittsburgh.

We believe that the event will be of interest to many of you and we hope to see you there!

Register online, please.

Angie Martinez
Transportation Planner
City of Pittsburgh | Department of Mobility and Infrastructure

DOMI Event

Department of City Planning’s Public Engagement Plan

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You’re invited to participate in the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning (DCP) Public Engagement Plan!

As the City moves forward with a Comprehensive Plan, which will shape policy and practice for the City’s sustainable growth, meaningful and effective public engagement will be key to the success of this work. That’s why we’re starting with a Public Engagement Plan. This process has TWO central pieces:

Panel Flyer1. Please come to the Panel on Public Engagement!

The event will occur on Thursday, September 13th from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Please let us know if you can make it by clicking the button below.

Click here for a shareable copy of the flyer to encourage your friends and neighbors to attend.

RSVP for the Panel

2. If you’d like to be a bit more involved, apply for the Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG)

The PEWG will review and renew the approach to public participation in the City’s Planning process. The key focus of this group’s work will be to help the Department of City Planning create a Public Engagement Plan for the City’s Comprehensive Plan initiative. Engagement is key to the next phase of completing the Comprehensive Plan, in coordination with major planning initiatives including the OnePGH Resilience Strategy; the p4 Principles of People, Planet, Place and Performance; and building on public engagement and guidance.

To apply, click the button below or fill out this survey: https://arcg.is/11XTTn. The survey will be available until Sunday, August 26th at midnight.

Apply for the PEWG

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