June Happenings Meeting

Please join us for the June Happenings meeting. Along with updates on neighborhood events, planning, and volunteering, we will be focusing on two main concerns that affect housing in Lawrenceville: * Unfounded legal challenge by the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (BAMP) to the City of Pittsburgh’s inclusionary zoning ordinance to preserve affordable housing. *…

Open Streets 2022: Community Development Activities Meeting

Staff from BikePGH will present plans related to this year’s OpenStreetPGH event and gather thoughts and feedback from the community. We’ll also briefly cover updates on other community planning & development updates, including* Independence Day Celebration* Arsenal Park Update* Farmer’s Market 2022* Green Boulevard Update Register for the meeting in advance at https://bit.ly/April28CDAM. To find out…

Community Meeting on Thunderbird consent agreement

In 2014, Lawrenceville Corporation and Lawrenceville United entered into an agreement with Thunderbird Café (4053 Butler St) that resulted in a court order outlining occupancy and operational limitations. On Thunderbird’s request, we entered into conversations to amend items outlined in the agreement, beginning with a community meeting on February 24th. At this meeting on April…

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Let’s Talk Mobility: Lawrenceville Community Meeting

Join us for a virtual public community meeting to learn about various mobility initiatives in Lawrenceville and share your thoughts and priorities. Topics will include smart loading zones, Pittsburgh’s new bikeshare system, OpenStreetsPGH, Amazon, and more. Register in advance at bit.ly/March31CDAM Click here to register in advance: bit.ly/March31CDAM

Lawrenceville Happenings Meeting: 2021 Crime in Review

At the March 15th Lawrenceville Happenings, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Crime Analysis Unit presented a review of crime statistics for Lawrenceville and answered questions from residents. Crime Analyst Brittany Urban reported that the trend of crime incidents has continued to go down steadily over the past years, with an especially sharp drop in 2020…

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Proposed changes to Thunderbird consent agreement

Community Development Activities Meeting: February 24, 2022 Thunderbird Representatives John Pergal (owner), Sergei Matveiev (hired architect), and Greg Ray (Booker) presented proposed changes and renovations that would require changes to the consent decree filed in the Allegheny Court of Common Pleas on 11/21/2014. Two main changes were requested by Thunderbird: Occupancy of Thunderbird to be…

Introduction to basic gardening at McCandless Organic Community Garden

You’re invited to learn how to grow and care for all sorts of veggies, herbs, berries, fruit trees and flowers, to enjoy and to share with the community. This free gardening series will begin by Zoom, and then will move to on-site sessions at McCandless Garden at the corner of McCandless Ave and Natrona Way,…

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Intro to Coven Brewing and revisions to Spirit expansion plans: 2/10 CDAM recap

Summary of 2/10/2022 Community Development Activities Meeting notes Introduction to Coven Brewing: Caiti Sullivan and Trevor Grier presented their plans for their new business Coven Brewing, to be located at 4901 Butler Street, formerly the location of Roundabout Brewery. This is a change of ownership, with liquor license transfer, and they are hoping to open…

Discussion of Proposed Changes to Thunderbird Cafe Consent Agreement

Lawrenceville Community Development Activities Meeting on February 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. In November 2014, Lawrenceville Corporation and Lawrenceville United entered into an agreement with Thunderbird Cafe (Lawrenceville Holdings) as part of their expansion that resulted in a court order outlining occupancy and operational issues. Thunderbird has requested to make changes to items outlined in the…