The City of Pittsburgh will open several regional warming centers this weekend to help residents through dangerously low temperatures and wind chills.

On Friday only, all 24 Citiparks Community Centers — including 10 Recreation and 13 Healthy Active Living (Senior) Centers — will be open from


10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and will serve as warming centers for the public.

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On Saturday Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14,


10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


the following regional Citiparks Community Centers will be open in the same capacity:

​  Homewood Community Center, Brighton Heights Community Center, Sheraden Community Center and South Side Market House.

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Attached are the latest designs for the Campus Advantage project on Forbes Avenue. The developer presented these designs at the Public meeting on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
The new designs have a significantly larger footprint for the building because they include the neighboring lot (Arby’s). The designs also show a lower building height than the original drawings.
Please review the attached designs and provide any feedback, concerns, or questions you have. OPDC intends to sit down with the developers prior to their Planning Commission briefing.
  • Planning Commission briefing: Tuesday, February 23
  • Planning Commission hearing: Tuesday, March 8.
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Do you want to do business with the City and other government organizations?  Learn about Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certification and more!  Position your business to Win City Contracts!
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 8-11 AM
Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium
Hill House Association
1835 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Limited Seating!  Event is FREE!
 The police have recently been receiving calls and reports involving different types of phone scams in the area.  Some examples of the phone scams are the Duquesne Light scam, the IRS scam and the "Grandparent Scam".  Please see the links below for information about these scams and feel free to share this information and contact us with any questions.  

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FEBRUARY 22, 2016, JUNE 6, 2016 and SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
4:00-7:00 p.m. ! City-County Building, 6th Floor
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Small Business Resource Fair.
The Mayor's Office in partnership with the URA will host a complimentary, government focused, Small Business Resource Fair. The purpose of the event is to oer small business owners in-person access to representatives from all relevant departments within city services (zoning, permits, ADA compliance, etc.). You will have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered ― all in one location. This event would be ideal for small business owners such as restaurateurs, retail owners, contractors, etc.
See attached flyer for more info,

The City of Pittsburgh has issued a Snow Level 1 Alert effective at 11:00 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2016.

The City of Pittsburgh Snow Plow Tracker will be reset at 11:00 p.m. tonight. The 40 vehicle night turn crews (10pm-6am) will address city streets overnight. Current predictions are for 1″ to 3″ of snow overnight with a blast expected for the morning rush hour. If necessary, night turn shifts in each division may be extended past the 6:00 a.m. end time to aid the daytime crew transition during morning rush.

By 6:00 a.m. Tuesday approximately 60 vehicles will be dispatched and crews will work 12 hour shifts until the snow event is complete.

Environmental Services refuse collection remains on schedule for Tuesday. Should refuse pick-up be postponed Tuesday morning, Tuesday pick-ups will be collected on Wednesday and Thursday.

Residents are reminded to visit the City of Pittsburgh Snow Resource Center for all weather related information.


This family-friendly event will include a photo booth, face painting, children’s activities, plus music provided by DJ Nice Rec. Attendees can also participate in a chance auction with prizes donated by local businesses and arts organizations. The menu includes light fare and sweet treats from our Co-op Café, and adults 21+ can purchase a wristband for access to the open bar featuring wine and craft beer from East End Brewing Company. All proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Hosanna House
807 Wallace Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

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Campus Advantage – the student apartment building on Forbes at the vacant laundromat site next to Arby's has revised their design to bring the height into compliance with zoning, thus not needing a variance (in response to appeal filed by owner of adjacent apartment building). The bigger news is that they have acquired the Arby's site and will be including that property in the development and expanding the size of the building.  They plan to present the revised plans to the community once they have the drawings ready to go.  Here is their preliminary schedule for going back to Planning Commission: 
  • Submit preliminary plans to city for review  1-8-16
  • City internal meeting to review pl               1-11-16
  • Meet with city staff to review plans            1-20-16
  • CDAP                                                      2-2-16 or 2-16-16 (depends on availability)
  • Planning commission briefing                    2-23-16 or 3-8-16
  • Planning commission hearing                    3-8-16 or 3-22-16
2015 City of Pittsburgh Christmas Tree Recycling
Take Your Tree to one of the following City Drop­ Off Locations Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to have
it composted.
January Only:
  • Strip District – Environmental Services Lot, 3001 Railroad Street (next to recycling drop­off)
Year Round:
  • East End, 2nd Division of Public Works, North Dallas Ave at Hamilton Ave
  • Hazelwood, 3rd Division of Public Works, Melanchton Ave. off 5200 block of 2nd Ave
  • West End, 5th Division of Public Works, 1330 Hassler St. off Hershel & Steuben (near Herschel Park)
Remove all ornaments, lights and stands.
No trees in plastic bags or netting will be accepted.
Christmas trees set out at the curb will be sent to the landfill


Click here for flyer for more information

There is a meeting regarding the potential transit connector from ALMONO site through Junction Hollow.  It is 6:30 pm Monday, Dec 7, at the International Union Of Operating Engineers building in lower Greenfield, 300 Saline Street, near Big Jim’s Restaurant.

Click here for article describing the current proposal

Click here for what appears to be the final 2009 proposal referenced in that article

Several articles regarding citizen concerns about this project:


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Walnut Capital is on the agenda for the Oakcliffe Community Group of South Oakland’s monthly meeting, this Wednesday 11/11 at 7:00 pm. The meeting is at Community Human Services (CHS) 370 Lawn St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Please attend the meeting to hear about Walnut Capital's plans for the site as well as proposed improvements/changes to the adjacent section of the Eliza Furnace Trail.