Monthly Parent Workshops at Arsenal

Every month this school year, Arsenal PEP Rally parents will be hosting a monthly workshop on topics relevant to parents of school-age children. All workshops are FREE and open to the community, with free dinner and child care provided. See below for the complete schedule. Please RSVP to Dave at (412) 802.7220 or


Lawrenceville Housing Survey







Our friends at Lawrenceville Corporation are working on solutions for affordable housing, and they need to hear from you about your housing experience. The survey takes about 5 minutes, and the answers will guide work moving forward, so the more responses we get, the better we can serve you! Your responses will be kept strictly confidential; only LU and LC staff will see responses and there will be no name attached to any survey results.


May’s General Membership Meeting


2015 Membership Meeting Full Survey Results-page-001A special thank-you to those who attended LU’s recent membership meeting. Nearly 60 Lawrenceville residents came to speak their minds, giving us the information we need to better serve the community. The meeting was a productive discussion about how we can all come together to address our various priorities for our neighborhood. We are incorporating your feedback into our programs every day! Join us for LIVE! in Lawrenceville (Sept. 19) for updates on how your ideas have shaped our work.


Results from the priorities survey filled out by members at the meeting can be found below.


2015 Membership Meeting Full Survey Results

47th and Plummer


The Zoning Hearing for this project will be held at 9:40AM on Thursday, June 25. The presentation shared at the February community meeting is available here: presentation.

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A meeting was held on February 24 to discuss the new construction residential development of the lot/garden at 47th and Plummer. The developer, Randy Morris of Lowla LLC, attended with architect Andrew Moss of Moss Architects.  The plans are still being finalized, and no zoning applications have been submitted yet.
Initial plans include:
-6 for-sale units with single-car garages on the ground floor and a shared driveway/courtyard behind them
-A single entryway to the courtyard and rear parking on Lycurgus Way
– There will be no new curb cuts made on 47th or Plummer as part of the development
-Units will be 2-3 bedrooms, each between 1700-2100 sq ft
-All units will face 47th Street
-To mitigate stormwater issues, pervious pavers will be used and 5 new trees will be planted in front of the townhouses. Tree pits and other landscaping will be used to catch stormwater.
-2 of the 6 units will have a 4th floor, all will have roof decks
-Pricing: 2 bedrooms = mid to high 200s, mid 300s for 3 bedrooms
-The developers plan to submit their plans to zoning in the next couple of weeks for approval. Variance requests will include:
   -shared driveway
   -possible variance on height above 40ft (potentially 42 ft)
   -2 rear setbacks and side setbacks for all units
As plans are finalized, LU will share updates with those who attended the meeting in addition to regular updates in our newsletter/ on the website. To review a copy of the presentation from the meeting, or to be added to the contact list for this specific project, please contact LU.



Randy Morris, of LowLa LLC, is the owner of a lot at 47th and Plummer St. He is working with Moss Architects to design plans for 5 to 6 for-sale units on the property. The initial community meeting is planned for February 24 at 6pm at The Estelle S. Campbell Boys and Girls Club, 4600 Butler St. The owner, along with architects, will present the development plans to the community.

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Garden Steward Opening

The community garden at 48th and Butler is looking for its next garden steward. Garden stewards are tasked with the responsibility of watering and maintaining local gardens for all to enjoy. It is a two to five hour per week time commitment and a perfect outlet for any avid gardener looking to give their green thumb a workout. Contact for more information.