info@alleghenywest.org
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

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – June 13, 2017

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

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Zone One Police
    • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Finance Committee Progress Report
  • Membership
    • Bocce on Wednesday
    • June Mixer
    • Fourth of July Street Picnic
    • AWCC 55th Anniversary Celebration (October 7, 2017)
  • Ways and Means
    • Wine Tour Recap
    • Update on Five Year Plan with Calvary
    • Alleys, Axles & Ales (September 23rd
    • Christmas Candlelight House Tour (December 8th and 9th
  • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Green Space
  • Property
  • Housing and Planning
    • Trucks Through the Neighborhood
    • Stadium Events: Parking and Traffic
    • MCC: Blocks bounded by Western, Allegheny, Ridge, Bridge
    • Western Avenue Revitalization
    • Light of Life: Ridge Avenue Project
    • Film Guidelines
    • Expansion of Historic District (LRC Report)
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues (old cases)
    • Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    • Comprehensive Guidelines for New Construction on Vacant Sites
    • Sale of 827 Western Avenue
  • Northside Leadership Conference
  • Other Business (Old & New)

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – May 9, 2017

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

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Representative Wheatley’s Office
    • Zone One Police
    • Allegheny Commons Initiative, Update Master Plan
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Finance Committee Volunteers Still Sought
  • Presentation of the Preservation Award
  • Membership
    • Bocce on Wednesday
    • May Mixer
    • AWCC 55th Anniversary Celebration (October 2017)
  • Ways and Means
    • Wine Tour Updates (June 2nd & 3rd)
    • Update on Five Year Plan with Calvary
    • Alleys, Axles & Ales (September 23rd
    • Christmas Christmas Candlelight House Tour (December 8th and 9th
  • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Green Space
  • Property
    • 901 Western Avenue: New Tenant (PGH Acupuncture & Massageworks)
    • 827-829 Western Avenue: Sale of Land for Construction of 2 New Houses
    • 900 Western Avenue: New Business Owner – Plans for Benjamin’s
    • 917-919 Western Avenue: New Property Owner – Plans for Shamrock/Carmi
    • 907 Western Avenue: New Property Owner – Plans for Storeroom & 2 Apartments
  • Housing and Planning
    • Trucks Through the Neighborhood
    • Stadium Events: Parking and Traffic
    • MCC: Blocks bounded by Western, Allegheny, Ridge, Bridge
    • Western Avenue Revitalization
    • Light of Life: Ridge Avenue Project
    • Film Guidelines
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues
    • Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    • Comprehensive Guidelines for New Construction on Vacant Sites
  • Northside Leadership Conference
  • Other Business (Old & New AW Preservation Award)

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – April 11, 2017

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

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Zone One Police
  • Presentations: A+ Schools 2016 Annual Report, Carnegie Science Center (new signage proposal)
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Finance Committee Volunteers Still Sought
  • Membership
    • Bocce on Wednesday
    • April Mixer
    • AWCC 55th Anniversary Celebration (May 20, 2017)
  • Ways and Means
    • Wine Tour Updates (June 2nd & 3rd)
    • Update on Five Year Plan with Calvary
    • Dates for Other 2017 Events: Alleys, Axles & Ales/Christmas Tour
  • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Green Space
  • Housing and Planning
    • Trucks Through the Neighborhood
    • Stadium Events: Parking and Traffic
    • MCC: Blocks bounded by Western, Allegheny, Ridge, Bridge
    • Western Avenue Revitalization
    • Light of Life: Ridge Avenue Project
    • Film Guidelines
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues
    • Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    • Comprehensive Guidelines for New Construction on Vacant Sites
  • Northside Leadership Conference
  • Other Business (Old & New AW Preservation Award)

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – March 14, 2017

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, March 14th at 7:30 pm

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Zone One Police
  • Introduction: Jake Bier, new proprietor of Benjamin’s
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Finance Committee Volunteers Sought
  • Membership
    • Bowling at Elks
    • March Mixer
    • AWCC 55th Anniversary Celebration (May)
  • Ways and Means
    • Wine Tour Update
    • Update on Five Year Plan with Calvary
    • Dates for Other 2017 Events
  • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Green Space
  • Housing and Planning
    • Trucks Through the Neighborhood
    • Stadium Events: Parking and Traffic
    • MCC: Blocks bounded by Western, Allegheny, Ridge, Bridge
    • Western Avenue Revitalization
    • Light of Life: Ridge Avenue Project
    • Film Guidelines
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues
    • Medical Marijuana Dispensary
  • Northside Leadership Conference
  • Other Business

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – February 14, 2017

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, February 14th at 7:30 pm

  • Visitors
    • Councilwoman Harris’s Office
    • Mayor Peduto’s Office
    • Zone One Police
  • Presentations
    • Bike Lanes and Pedestrian Crossings (Pittsburgh Department of City Planning)
    • New App: Burgh’s Eye View (Pittsburgh Department of Innovation and Performance)
  • New Neighbors & Guests
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Finance Committee Volunteers Sought
  • Membership
    • Bowling at Elks
    • Mixer at Newly-Remodeled Giorgio’s (BYOB)
    • AWCC 55th Anniversary Celebration (May)
  • Ways and Means
    • Wine Tour Meeting, February 16th
    • Update on Five Year Plan with Calvary
    • Dates for 2017 Events
  • Friends of Allegheny West
    • Green Space
  • Housing and Planning
    • Trucks Through the Neighborhood
    • Stadium Events: Parking and Traffic
    • MCC: Blocks bounded by Western, Allegheny, Ridge, Bridge
    • Western Avenue Revitalization
    • Light of Life: Ridge Avenue Project
    • Film Guidelines
    • Historic District Enforcement Issues
  • Northside Leadership Conference
  • Other Business
  • Adjournment

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – June 14, 2016

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, June 14th at 7:30pm

  • GUEST SPEAKER: Light of Life
  • Announcements
  • New Neighbors
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Finalize Budget: 2016–2017 Fiscal Year
  • House Tour Update
  • Housing and Planning Updates
  • AWDC Updates
  • House History Update/Demo
  • Property
  • Friends: Cleanup
  • Green Space: Parklet
  • Membership Events
  • NSLC Updates
  • Allegheny Commons
  • Committee Updates

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – May 10, 2016

971 Beech Avenue
Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30

  • Allegheny West Historic Preservation Awards
  • Announcements
  • New neighbors
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Draft Budget – 2016-2017 Fiscal Year
  • House Tour Update
  • Housing and Planning Updates
  • AWDC Updates
  • House History Update
  • Property: 806 Western Repairs/Upgrades
  • Friends: Cleanup & Parklet
  • Membership Events
  • NSLC Updates
  • Allegheny Commons
  • Committee Q&A

Send a note to president@alleghenywest.org if you have additional agenda items to add.

Above & Beyond

This month we have a special Above & Beyond dedicated to Trish Doyle Burton who was voted the “Neighbor of the Year” at the April Membership meeting.

Since 1992, Trish and her husband John and their children, have been part of the neighborhood, with both their home and business located in Allegheny West. Trish is one of those people whose years of quiet service are the backbone of our welcoming and beautiful community. She started out by cleaning up the leaves in front of the houses on her block, and then graduated to the monthly neighborhood-wide cleanup, and is still one of the most reliable people year after year. When we needed someone to deliver the monthly Gazette to all the houses on Beech Avenue, she volunteered and continues to do so years later. Dozens of tables, cases and cases of wine & beer and hundreds of paper plates and napkins have found their way to years of neighborhood summer picnics thanks to her offorts; not to mention all the potluck dishes she’s contributed to those picnics and volunteer recognition parties. She was one of the leaders of the offort that organized sponsorships for the gorgeous flower baskets that appeared on Western Avenue last year, and managed to wrangle even more support this year.

This past year though, Trish has also taken on a leadership role. After volunteering her home and garden multiple times over the years for tours (ask her about the time the tour goers scraped all the brand new paint off her steps!), this past year Trish served as the Ways and Means chair for the Allegheny West Civic Council, which means she managed both the summer Wine Tour and the winter Christmas tour. Aside from the fact that the tours raised lots of funds to support the Civic Council’s expenses through the year, Trish was incredibly successful at getting new folks involved. We weren’t exactly turning volunteers away (because we would never do that!), but we did have more help on jobs that are often dicult to nd help for, which made for a very smooth running tour. We can’t thank her enough for all her efforts.

Trish will be honored at the Northside Leadership Conference dinner on Thursday June 16 at The Priory. There’s usually at least one or two tables of Allegheny West folks and we’d encourage any folks who are interested in attending to join us. Tickets are $30. You can contact the NSLC directly via Kelly MacKay, NSLC Dinner Coordinator: (412) 231-4714 x201 or kelly@pittsburghnorthside.com



If you’d like to recognize a neighbor who went above-and-beyond for you or the neighborhood this month please send a note to abovebeyond@alleghenywest.org or give Cathy at call at (412) 418-2027 and, space allowing, we’ll recognize them in the Gazette.