Attached are various documentation and links to other information about a proposed development of Lot 28-H-271, at the intersection of Boundary St and Yarrow Way in the Panther Hollow area. The developer is seeking significant variances. Please contact OPDC if you would like to be involved in the community meeting they are arranging for discussion of Zone Case 324 of 2017 currently scheduled for a ZBA hearing on October 5, 2017 at 10:00am at the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross St, Pgh, PA 15219.

Home ownership in Oakland: Learn about the Oakland Community Land Trust
Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) is launching a Community Land Trust (CLT) to preserve home ownership and guarantee affordability in Oakland’s residential neighborhoods. 
 
Please plan to attend a public meeting to learn more about this initiative.
Tuesday, September 12th, 6 p.m.
St. Regis Parish Social Hall
3235 Parkview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
 
Questions that will be addressed at this meeting:
  • How Community Land Trusts work
  • How OPDC determines a purchase price for your home
  • How landlords can get involved
  • Why OPDC is doing this
Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to aboykowycz@opdc.org
412.621.7863 x17

​The URA has interest from a developer to build an office building inside the Pittsburgh Technology Center on 2nd Avenue. The proposal is for a 6-story 150,000 sf commercial office building. 
 
Their proposal to the URA, including results of community input process, are due September 15th, so they will be presenting at the South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG) meeting on Tue 9/5 at 6pm at Frazier Fieldhouse, with any interested members of the Oakcliffe Community Organization (OCO) attending as well. 
 
Check out the links below to see the attached drawings/tentative schedules for more specifics. 
 

Pittsburgh City Wide Steps Assessment Meeting 
 
Thursday, July 27th, 6:00 p.m.
William Pitt Ballroom 
3959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
 
The City of Pittsburgh is currently engaged in an effort to assess City Steps in order to develop a way to strategically manage and repair these treasured assets. The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will hold a public meeting on July 27, 2017 from 6-8pm at the William Pitt Ballroom to introduce the project and kick-off the public outreach component of the study. Please distribute this meeting notice to interested community members and groups. 
 
More information on the project and how to get involved can be found on the Step Plan project webpage: http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/steps

Tuesday, July 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. there will be a community celebration and open house where the City of Pittsburgh and project partners will reveal the public draft of the EcoInnovation District Plan. 
  
Snacks and refreshments will be provided and sign language interpreters will be present. 
 
Can’t make the meeting? The plan will also be available on the project website (http://www.ecoinnovationdistrict.org/) along with an online comment form. 
 
They hope you will consider coming and providing comments on the draft plan.
City of Pittsburgh 2018 CDBG HEARINGS
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 6-8 PM
Manchester Citizens Corporation
1319 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
OR
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6-8 PM
West End Senior Center
80 Wabash St., Pittsburgh, PA 15220 
 
The City of Pittsburgh will hold two public hearings to seek
input from interested residents and community
organizations on the 2018 Community Development Block
Grant Program.
The hearings are being held prior to the release of the 2018
Capital Budget to enable the City to adequately review
citizen testimony. In addition, those attending the hearings
are invited to comment on the prior use of the City’s CDBG
funds and other federal funds.
For more information, please contact the Office of Community Affairs
(412)-255-4773
Public Meeting for Forbes Avenue Corridor Improvements Project 
 
Monday, July 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon University, Cohon University Center
5032 Forbes Ave, Rangos 2 – 2nd floor 
 
The purpose of this Public Meeting is to share the design plans for the corridor. Project team members will be on hand to provide project details, answer questions, and gather public feedback.     
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Layout Workshop: Oakland.
Provide your input on the next phase of BRT planning.
Monday, June 19, 2017 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St 
 
Summer Public input on layout of streets and stations; environmental impacts analysis; and preliminary engineering 
 
For more information on this project, please visit www.portauthority.org
 
The purpose of this meeting is to:
  • update you on the status of BRT planning.
  • answer your questions about the planning process.
  • collect your input on station placement and street design.   

 

Representative Jake Wheatley’s office has arranged a meeting with PENNDOT and our elected officials (or their staff) re: Oakland Gateway Ventures plans for development of the properties in the 3400 block of Bates St (“the porches”).  Please plan to attend Tuesday May 2  (Thursday, April 27), at 6 pm at the Oakland Career Center community room at 294 Semple St.  Invite your neighbors to attend.

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Attached are the initial alternative plans for the site of the former Allman Cadillac Dealership at the Blvd Of The Allies and Craft Pl.  Walnut Capital plans to purchase and remodel the existing building and build a second story parking deck in the back above the current parking area, as well as to redevelop the former Kentucky Fried Chicken/Enterprise Rental Car lot across the Blvd for additional parking.  They will be seeking several variances noted in the plans. If they do not get the variances, they will not purchase the building and the plans currently under appeal to build a 100 unit apartment building will proceed.

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The Bus Rapid Transit project is intended to better connect communities in the Downtown-Oakland-East End corridor, and connect residents to job centers, educational opportunities, medical services and cultural attractions. 
 
The BRT also has the potential to unlock development and contribute to neighborhood growth, increase transit ridership and enhance the environment. 
 
The next BRT presentation will be Friday, March 31 at 8am at the University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave, Room 540. 
 
Check out the attached flyer for more info on other upcoming public meetings on BRT. 
 

Oakwatch : The Oakland Code Enforcement Project
Third Wednesdays
February 15, Noon, St. Regis Church Social Hall, 3235 Parkview Avenue
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
 
Green Team : Putting the “oak” back in Oakland
Third Thursdays
February 16, 6pm, Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213.
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
 

The next PLI Community forum will be on Wednesday February 8th, 2017 at 9am
1st Floor Conference Room, 200 Ross Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
 
The topic will focused on trade licenses such as general contractors, Electricians, HVAC technicians, Sign Contractors, and Stationary Engineers. Our Business Administrator Nereida Polanco will be joining the discussion.
For more information, visit the PLI license website
 
For checklists, bulletins, code interpretations, permit applications, license applications, and other information, please visit the PLI website
 
To view a building permit application status, code enforcement violations, and valid licenses, visit buildingeye.

Oakwatch : The Oakland Code Enforcement Project
Third Wednesdays (alternating meeting times at Noon and 6pm)
January 18, 6pm at the Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213
NOTE: Evening meetings now on odd numbered months and daytime meetings now on even numbered months.
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
 
​​Green Team : Putting the “oak” back in Oakland
Third Thursdays
​January 19, 6pm at the Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.

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The Zone 4 Public Safety Council will be on Thursday January 19 6pm, Jewish Community Center, 5738 Darlington Rd. Meet Acting Chief Scott Schubert.  Hear about Acting Chief Schubert's vision for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police & the City of Pittsburgh.  Discuss the importance of Community-Police relations and what's happening in Pittsburgh. 
Light refreshments will be served.
See the attached flyer for more info.