Message from YMCA: Swim Lessons at Arsenal cancelled for week of 11/23

Posting this on behalf of the Thelma Lovette YMCA: community swim lessons at Arsenal Middle School are cancelled this week due to technical issues with the pool’s heating system. For any questions, please contact Matt Chase at (412) 315-0990 or

A Recap – “Your Role in Community Development” Meeting

Thank you to all who came out for our “Your Role in Community Development” meeting on Thursday, October 1st.  We had 75 residents in attendance, on a Steeler Football night!  Thank you to the Lawrenceville Corporation, the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and to Mayor William Peduto’s Office for participating and presenting.  Thanks also to Arsenal for hosting us.

Notes are available from the meeting, as well as copies of the presentations given during the meeting, in the “Resources” section below.  Please review and share with those who were unable to attend.

We will be sharing updates and meeting announcements through this e-newsletter on a regular basis, so please encourage others who are interested in development in Lawrenceville to sign up.


Notes from “Your Role in Lawrenceville Development” Meeting October 1, 2015

Presentation by LU & LC on the current state of Lawrenceville & the Lawrenceville community process

“The Development Review Process” Presentation by City Planning

Development Update: Century Equities Meets with the Community on Hotel Proposal

Development Update: Century Equities Hotel
Thank you to all who attended the meeting on the proposed Century Equities Hotel Project planned for the former Washington Vo Tech School.

Please find links below for the agenda, project sheet, and notes from the meeting. Unfortunately, the powerpoint has not been shared with us for redistribution.

As part of our meeting, we do ask for feedback from residents as to whether they support or oppose the project. In reviewing some of the submissions made by resident attendees at the meeting, many support the project but with specific concerns around parking and traffic impact. The development team did address concerns regarding noise, lighting, and historic preservation.

Lawrenceville United attended the ZBA hearing on Thursday (10/15/ 9:50 am/ 200 Ross Street) to present feedback from the meeting to the Zoning Board of Adjustments. The letter presented to the Board is included below.

As part of the community process, LU and LC work to create a forum where developers are able to share proposed plans, and impacted residents and stakeholders are able to voice questions and concerns. LU and LC take positions on proposed plans based on the feedback generated in the community meetings and in follow up conversations with residents and the developer.

Please call us with any questions or concerns.


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Community Meeting Agenda- Wash Vo Tech

Washington Vo Tech Hotel Project Sheet

Century Equities Meeting Notes


Zoning Letter 169 40th 10.15.15

Arsenal 360 Night featured by Global Switchboard

In May 2015, Arsenal Elementary & Arsenal Middle School teamed up, with support from the Sprout Fund & the Global Switchboard, to host “Arsenal 360 Night,” a special family fun night to celebrate the diversity of the schools and the many cultures of Arsenal families. It was a wonderful evening full of delicious food from all across the world, lots of story-telling and sharing, and some great performances and presentations. To read the full story, please click here.