From Matthew Galluzzo, Executive Director Lawrenceville Corporation
As many of you know, the Lawrenceville Corporation (LC) has been working over the past year with our neighborhood partners and Collier Development LP, the owners of the former Iron City Brewery site, to complete a master planning process that would guide redevelopment efforts on the site. Despite our best efforts to convince them otherwise, it appears that Collier Development LP is uninterested in developing, and being guided by, a candid understanding of whether various historic buildings at the former brewery site could feasibly be reused. Their lack of flexibility has made a fruitful planning effort impossible. Last week the LC notified Collier Development LP that we would be withdrawing from the process. To read more, please visit: http://lvpgh.com/icb.
National Night Out 2013:
Tuesday, August 6th, Lawrenceville United hosted another year of National Night Out. An annual, national celebration focused around community-building and public safety. This year we were at the newest of the Lawrenceville gardens, Paper Street Place. It is located next door to the Moose on 51st Street and is also the most recent Love Your Block project, a project of the Home Depot Foundation and the Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
It was a wonderful evening with so many partners. Encounter Church and Digital Salad set-up craft stations and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Alcohol Education department, Carnegie Library – Lawrenceville, Children’s Hospital’s Family Care Connection, and others all came together to make it a wonderful night! We want to thank all the residents, the Moose board members, Commander Holmes, Councilman Bill Peduto, Judge Ceoffe, and so many others who enjoyed the food and wonderful company. Check out all of our pictures from the event and see if you can spot yourself!
In addition, we wanted to let you know that the work done by volunteers to revitalize Paper Street Place through the Love Your Block program, did NOT go unnoticed. An additional award to continue to revitalize the space was awarded by the Love Your Block program!! We would like to invite you to join us on October 5th to plant ground covers, install more lighting, clear out debris, and a few other items to truly transform the space into a wonderful community asset.