- expand the allowable zoning districts and use classifications for all types of
- amend and supplement the use standards for all types of Agriculture and
- add definitions to supplement Agriculture and Urban Agriculture
Pittsburgh is getting national attention, this time, for having America’s best downtown, according to livability.com
onsideration increasing housing values and populations to find cities that are growing and thriving.
Save the Date for the Home Share Summit
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Social Work Conference Center
Cathedral of Learning, Room 2017
Organized by Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education
University of Pittsburgh MSW Students
To attend, please RSVP to: Breann Farrier at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, March 10th
Home Share Program
Speaker: Janet Hunko, LMSW
Director at UMHS Housing Bureau for Seniors*, Ann Arbor, MI
The Home-Sharing movement is an innovative community response to help older adults age at home, retaining the highest level of independence possible while simultaneously promoting intergenerational living and mutual support. Such programs promote shared housing among older adults and between older adults and younger members of the community, often university students. This Home Share Summit explores the potential benefits of Home-Sharing through a presentation about a successful program in Michigan followed by a brief Q & A and a discussion of the possibilities and opportunities in the Pittsburgh area. Please join us if you are interested in learning more about this model and meeting others who are also interested in the possibility of bringing it to the Pittsburgh area.
*The Housing Bureau for Seniors is a community supported program of University of Michigan Health System
In order to better understand the food gardening habits and barriers to gardening in South Oakland, research is being conducted as part of a community-based project through the University of Pittsburgh Honors College to understand gardening habits in South Oakland to determine why people do, and don’t garden. If barriers are identified, this project aims to connect residents to gardening resources. We are asking residents to fill out a 5 minute anonymous survey (link below and available on SouthOaklandPgh.org). Thank you for your time and consideration!
In the very near future, in-person surveys (approx 15 min) will be taken of both avid gardeners, at Frazier Farms, home gardens or otherwise, and those who don’t, and why for more in depth analysis. The surveys should be done by March 10th, but may extend a few weeks if not enough surveys are completed. The data analysis and report will be done by the end of April. If the results clearly identify a problem that could be addressed, the student will try to coordinate an event or program sometime in May to try and help people in the community who need help to start gardening!
If you know anyone that is interested in participating please use the link below, or have them contact SONG,either call or text or print out the attached flyers to hand out.
- Currently working on excavation, shoring & caissons through Spring 2015
- Steel & plank will be set from Spring 2015 through Winter of 2016
- Installation of building skin and interior work will begin in Summer 2015
- Massaro will be utilizing the parking lane on Forbes Avenue (between Craft & Halket) for the duration of the project. This will allow safe entry and exit of delivery vehicles to and from the project site.
- Pedestrian access will be closed on project side of Fifth and Forbes for the duration of the project between Craft & Halket.
4-Day Arborist Course
February 20, 2015
They are postponing the ZBA hearing regarding the WindNest project, pending the outcome of design revisions that will have an effect on the scale.
The project will no longer be on the March 5th agenda. We will continue to pass along any updates we receive regarding the project.