Recap from Holy Family Community Meeting 9/14/21

On 9/14, E Properties & Development presented their latest plans for a redevelopment of the Holy Family site for 45 for-sale housing units. Their plans include a historic rehabilitation of the church building for 24 units, and 21 new townhomes to be constructed where the former school and rectory buildings stand. Per the Lawrenceville inclusionary zoning ordinance, 5 of the units will be required to be affordably priced and sold to households earning less than 80% Area Median Income (about $60,000 annual income for a household of 3).

Their latest community plans come to the community in advance of an anticipated Planning Commission hearing that was required as part of their zoning approvals and will focus on the exterior treatment of the historic church building. Community members in attendance on 9/14 shared their excitement to finally see development move forward on the blighted property, where fires have occurred in recent years, and stressed the need to preserve and highlight the historic aspects of the church and its meaning to the community. Neighbors also requested E Properties address negative impacts of construction related to rodents, noise, and parking.

For more information on the meeting, check out:

If you have any questions or input, or want to be kept apprised of the Planning Commission hearing once it’s scheduled, please contact LU at Dave@LUnited.org or 412-802-7220.

Amazon & Community Organizing

Please join Lawrenceville United and Lawrenceville Corporation on Thursday 9/23 at 6:30 PM as we continue to organize with the Lawrenceville community (and beyond) in response to Amazon’s plans to open a last-mile distribution center at the former Sears Outlet site (27 51st Street).

This virtual meeting will include a conversation with representatives from the Coalition for Responsible Development for Grand Island (CRED4GI), an all-volunteer group of residents who successfully organized against an Amazon fulfillment center in NY, as well as the Athena Coalition, a broad national coalition working to “stop Amazon’s growing, powerful grip over our society and economy.” Following the discussion with CRED4GI and Athena, we will move into break-out rooms with the working groups that have assembled to date.

This is an open and public virtual meeting accessible by Zoom and by phone. Advance registration is required. Please register at bit.ly/AZResponse4 or with LU at 412-802-7220.

Community Meeting on Holy Family development

Please join us on Tuesday, September 14th at 6 p.m. for a virtual community meeting regarding updates on the Holy Family development. E Properties & Development will be presenting their latest plans in anticipation of an upcoming Planning Commission hearing.

As part of Lawrenceville United and Lawrenceville Corporation’s community process, you are encouraged to attend this open and public meeting to learn more, ask questions, and provide feedback. Participate by Zoom or by phone. To participate, register at bit.ly/HolyFamilyLV or call 412-802-7220. The meeting will also be streamed live on Lawrenceville United’s Facebook page.

Please let us know your accessibility needs at info@LUnited.org or 412-802-7220.

No Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration 2021

A message from the Fireworks committee
Dear Community Members:

Unfortunately, again this year after careful consideration of all the issues involved and a great deal of soul searching the Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee must announce the cancelation of this year’s July 4th Celebration scheduled for June 26, 2021 to be held at Arsenal Park. The Committee remains 100% committed to bringing the event back bigger and better than ever.  The Committee would like to thank you, the members of the community, for your patience and understanding. Please stay safe and stay healthy.

Amazon Community Meeting #2

As part of Lawrenceville United and Lawrenceville Corporation’s community process, you are encouraged to attend this community meeting to ask questions and provide feedback on Amazon’s proposed new use of the former Sears Outlet site (27 51st St) as a last-mile distribution center.

This meeting will be a follow up to the community meeting with Amazon in June, which can be viewed at this link: https://bit.ly/AmazonVideoMtg1

Amazon will NOT be present at this next meeting. Register for the Zoom meeting at https://bit.ly/AmazonLVille2

You can also register by calling (412) 802-7220 if you plan to participate by phone or need assistance/accommodations. This meeting will NOT be streamed live on Facebook.

Second Workshop for Clack Site Public Planning Process

Come explore future scenarios for the re-use of the Clack Site & learn about its history! Stop by the Lawrenceville Farmers Market on 6/29 from 3-7 p.m. for short, interactive opportunities to shape the future of this publicly owned site. This builds on the first set of public workshops for the Clack site and the community survey.

Tuesday 6/29, 3-7 p.m., Arsenal Park

In person at the Lawrenceville Farmers Market

For questions, more info, or accommodations, contact Lawrenceville United: 412-802-7220 | info@LUnited.org

Have you completed the community survey yet? bit.ly/ClackSurvey

6/22: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Lawrenceville Farmers Market

 

Lawrenceville United and the Lawrenceville Farmers Market are proud to partner with UPMC to bring the COVID-19 vaccines to you and the community.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Appointments are highly encouraged. To schedule, please call 833-653-0518 and ask for the Lawrenceville Farmers Market Vaccine Clinic.

If English is not your preferred language and you would like to schedule with an interpreter, please call 833-660-2416.

Someone from UPMC may call you to schedule your appointment. If you receive a call from 412-432-7555, please accept the call.

WHERE: Lawrenceville Farmers Market, Arsenal Park 249 39th Street. Pittsburgh, PA 15201

WHO: For those in Lawrenceville and surrounding communities.

This clinic will offer the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, which recommended for those 18 and older.

Please note, anyone under 18 years of age will need parental consent. For more information, please visit UPMC.com/COVIDVaccine.

“Kids & Families Day” at the Lawrenceville Farmers Market

“Kids & Families” Day will be every second Tuesday of the month at the Lawrenceville Farmers Market, through December. Join us for special free and fun programming for families each month!
– June 8th
– July 13th
– August 10th
– September 14th
– October 12th
– November 9th
– December 14th