Traffic Advisory
Murwest – Forbes & Coltart Office Building – Iroquois Way Closure 
 
As construction on the new Murwest Forbes & Coltart Office Building is anticipated to begin soon, please be advised that Mascaro Construction, the Contractor, will close Iroquois Way between Halket Street and Coltart Street beginning Monday, January 15, 2018.  
 
*SEE PICTURE ABOVE in which the road closure area is highlighted in ‘Yellow’. This portion of Iroquois Way will remain closed for the duration of the construction project. 
 
For questions or concerns, please  contact William Charles, Project Manager, Mascaro, (412) 812-4339 or bcharles@mascaroconstruction.com.
Joncaire Street Steps Replacement Project Update: Concrete Pouring This Week Inline image 1
 
Clearwater, the Contractor, will be placing concrete today and Thursday at 9 AM to pour #5 and #6 steps. Both days, they will be using Joncaire Street and single lane traffic is expected. 
 
Concrete placement is expected to be complete by Christmas. 
 
To submit questions or comments, contact OTMA at 

OAKLAND LIGHT UP SEASON 
Kicking off Friday, November 17
Forbes Digital Plaza
Corner of Forbes Avenue & Bouquet St
  • Live Music, Free Cookies & Hot Cocoa – 5:30pm
  • Tree Lighting – 6:15pm
Vote for your favorite Holiday Decorations in the Oakland Business District & Win Prizes!
Tweet a pic of your favorite display with hashtag LIGHTUPTHESEASON 
 
OAKLAND LIGHT UP SEASON 
Starting Friday, November 17, 2017    
Oakland Light Up Season
Kicking off Friday, November 17
Forbes Digital Plaza
Corner of Forbes Avenue & Bouquet St
Live Music, Free Cookies & Hot Cocoa – 5:30pm
Tree Lighting – 6:15pm
Vote for your favorite Holiday Decorations in the Oakland Business District & Win Prizes! Tweet a pic of your favorite display with hastag LIGHTUPTHESEASON
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GIVE YOUR INPUT ABOUT DEVELOPMENT ALONG THE BATES STREET CORRIDOR 
 
JOIN US FOR A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION 
 
Community Discussion – Thursday November 2, 7 PM @ 294 SEMPLE ST 
  • Learn about zoning, permitting, and city policy priorities.
  • Hear a brief presentation by Oakland Gateway Ventures.
  • Share your opinions with local elected officials and public partners.  
See attached flyer and renderings for more info.
Join the Heinz Chapel Choir for their holiday concert followed by a reception hosted by the Pitt Alumni Association. 
 
Don't miss out on this opportunity that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit, and join the choir members afterwards for some refreshments. 
 
Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert and Reception
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Concert: 3 p.m. Heinz Memorial Chapel 
South Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
 
Reception: following the concert at Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom
4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 
 
The cost is $25 per person and includes the concert and reception. 
 
 
Questions can be directed to Laraine Hlatky at the Pitt Alumni Association 
by phone at 412-624-5589 or via e-mail at hlaraine@pitt.edu

EAST EUROPEAN AND SLAVIC FALL FESTIVAL 
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 12-4pm 
Cathedral Of Learning First Floor Commons Room 
 
Join in a cultural celebration of food, dance and more! 
Featuring: The Pitt Carpathian Ensemble 
Special Guest Richard Balázs, Director of the Folk Factory ensemble, will teach Balkan dances!   
 

Balkin & Central Asian Women Film 9/29-10/1
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  • Friday, September 29th | 4:00-7:30pm | 125 Frick Fine Arts
  • Saturday, September 30th | 10:00am -1:00pm | 125 Frick Fine Arts
  • Saturday, September 30th | 3:00pm -6:00pm | 232 Cathedral of Learning
  • Sunday, October 1st | 10:00am -1:00pm | 232 Cathedral of Learning
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.

Street closings on  on Sunday, September 24, 2017 for both the 10K and the 5K are divided into four separate zones. Zones C & D will be closed at 6:30 a.m. Zones A & B will close at 8:30 a.m. Each zone will re-open at different times. The schedule is as follows:
  • ZONE A – Start Line at Beechwood Blvd. to Forbes and Morewood Avenues closure from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m.
  • ZONE B – Forbes and Morewood Avenues to Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Blvd. closure from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m.
  • ZONE C – Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Blvd. to Fifth Avenue & the ramp to Blvd. of the Allies (at Robinson Street) closure from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 10:45 a.m.
  • ZONE D – Fifth Avenue & the Oakland ramp to Blvd. of the Allies to Commonwealth Blvd. and Liberty Ave. closure from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m.

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. 
 

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.