Free mini-consultations with architects at “Housing For All” event

Got a home project in mind? Want a personal consultation with an architect or landscape architect? FREE 15-minute mini-consultations with architects from the Design Center are available from 12-2 PM this Saturday 8/12 at the Lawrenceville “Housing For All” Event & Workshop sponsored by Allegheny Valley Bank / Standard Bank. Sign up using the Google Form HERE and bring your photos/drawings/plans with you!

The Lawrenceville “Housing for All” Event & Workshop starts promptly at 12 noon on Saturday 8/12 at the Persad Center (5301 Butler Street, Suite 100) and will last until 4 PM with a full day of presentations, discussions, and resources related to housing for renters, homeowners, and prospective homebuyers. Free lunch, childcare, and LED lighbulb & nightlight giveaways from Duquesne Light. Topics include renters rights, affordable homeownership programs in Lawrenceville, a legal panel, weatherization programs, abating lead in your home, and much more. Please see flyer and schedule below for more information.


Update on Morgan’s Barbecue (proposed restaurant at 4501 Butler Street)

Please see below for some updates on plans for Morgan’s Barbecue, a proposed new restaurant at 4501 Butler Street.

  • Their Zoning Board of Adjustments hearing is Thursday, May 11th at 8:50 AM at 200 Ross Street in the 1st floor conference room.
  • For meeting minutes on the most recent community meeting on 5/1/17, please click here.
  • Morgan’s Barbecue’s most recent site plan, which has changed since the community meeting on 5/1/17 in response to comments that were raised there, is available here and below.
  • The revised list of variances/special exceptions they’re seeking from the Zoning Board of Adjustments is available here.
  • LU and LC worked with Morgan’s Barbecue on terms of a community agreement that addresses concerns raised by the community, specifically related to future expansion of the outdoor seating area, outdoor entertainment uses, hours of operation for the outdoor area and garage doors, smoke capture, noise mitigation, security, deliveries, and trash collection. To see the terms of that agreement, please click here.

For any questions or feedback, please contact Lawrenceville United at 412-802-7220.

Applications for LU Board are OPEN

Interested in serving on the LU Board of Directors?

Lawrenceville United relies on having a great Board of Directors. The Board is an all-resident group of volunteers that’s integral to our mission of improving and protecting the quality of life for all Lawrenceville residents. The Board of Directors shapes the direction of LU, oversees the Executive Director, votes on key decisions, and serves on committees (Housing, Events and Membership, Governance, Finance, and Public Safety). For more information on what the commitment is like, please read the following job description and agreement.


Who is eligible to apply?

Lawrenceville residents above the age of 18 who have been General Members of Lawrenceville United for at least 6 months are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors. If you’re unsure of your current membership status, please email Candidates are vetted by the LU Governance Committee and then a ballot is prepared for the LU General Membership to vote on.

Lawrenceville United is an inclusive organization and strives for the Board of Directors to reflect the diversity of the neighborhood in its make-up. Residents who bring diverse perspectives and represent marginalized or underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.


How to apply

To be considered for the 2017 spring elections, you must complete a simple application and return it by 5 PM on May 10th, 2017. Please download it by clicking the link in the last sentence. You can also request one to be sent to you by LU by email or mail. Completed applications can be emailed to or mailed to 4839 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.


Upcoming dates

  • 4/6, 6:30-8:30 PM – Lawrenceville Trivia Night at Spirit – hosted by our current Board, this is a great chance to informally meet some of our current board members, while having some fun.
  • 4/25, 6-7 PM – Board Meet and Greet at LU (4839 Butler St) – come meet current board members and learn about what the commitment is like
  • 5/10, 5 PM – Deadline to submit application for board
  • 5/16 – Ballot vote goes out to LU membership
  • 6/6, 6-8 PM – LU Spring Membership Meeting @ New Bethel Baptist Church – LU membership may vote in person and candidates have opportunity to share why they’re running.
  • 6/20 – Board elections are cut off and votes from General Members are tallied



Contact Dave Breingan at (412) 802-7220 or