Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration Rescheduled to Sunday July 2nd

For the 73rd year, the Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee will be hosting one of the region’s most beloved traditions: the Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration in Arsenal Park. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 1st, has been moved to Sunday, July 2nd due to a forecast of rain and thunderstorms throughout the day on Saturday. All of the activities and schedule of events will remain the same, including food booths, youth baseball games, activities for kids throughout the day, live music, and of course, a fantastic Zambelli Fireworks display.

Due to the change of date, members of the press are encouraged to help us notify the public that the event has been rescheduled from Saturday to Sunday.

Who: The Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee with support from Lawrenceville United

What: 73rd annual Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration, a free event including food booths, children’s races, youth baseball and softball games, train rides, pony rides, fire truck display, face painting, balloon artist, K.S.W.A. wrestling show, exotic animal show, petting zoo, live music, fireworks from Zambelli, and more.

When: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017, 11 AM to 10 PM

Where: Arsenal Park (Lawrenceville)

Read the Lawrenceville United Press Release.

Lawrenceville United is seeking part-time staff this summer

We’re looking to hire an Engagement & Sustainability Associate here at Lawrenceville United for a part-time paid position this summer. Start and end dates are flexible. The intern should expect to work 15 hours a week with some evening and weekend availability.

Intern is expected to boast strong skills with initiative, attention to detail, and flexibility. If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume and cover letter, which acknowledges the position for which you are applying, and email them to with “Engagement & Sustainability Associate” in the subject line.

Engagement and Sustainability Associate 2017

We participate in collegiate work-study programs and can offer school credit as well.

Lawrenceville United is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives and represent marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Ballots are released for our 2017 Board Election + Proposed Bylaws Revisions

Ballots for the election of members to the Lawrenceville United Board of Directors are now live. You may submit your ballot electronically at the link below, print out the ballot and mail it to us, or pick up a paper ballot at our office at 4839 Butler Street. You can read bios for our Board candidates below.

6th Ward (Lower Lawrenceville) 9th Ward (Central Lawrenceville) 10th Ward (Upper Lawrenceville)
□    Ronald Coleman □    Nathaniel Ferrer □    Edward “Eddie” Mattock
□    Mary E. Moses □    Chuck Gerbe □    Kyle Webster
□    Christopher Voltz □    Phoebe Stern

Current Board members up for re-election appear in bold.

UPDATE: Susan Van Alstine has decided to step down from the Lawrenceville United Board, she is no longer running for a seat in the 6th Ward. We thank her for her years of service to LU and to the neighborhood.

The Lawrenceville United Board of Directors has also proposed amendments to the bylaws of the organization. Per our current bylaws, changes require a 2/3 vote from LU membership. Our current bylaws are available for viewing here; proposed changes are available here; a side-by-side comparison is available here. Please contact with any questions.

Electronic Ballot Form


Print Ballot Below


I, _________________________________, being a member in good standing of Lawrenceville United, hereby vote for the following named persons to serve as Directors for a two year period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.  I am signaling my election by checking up to 2 of the following candidates in each Ward.

6th Ward (Lower Lawrenceville) 9th Ward (Central Lawrenceville) 10th Ward (Upper Lawrenceville)
□    Ronald Coleman □    Nathaniel Ferrer □    Edward “Eddie” Mattock
□    Mary E. Moses □    Chuck Gerbe □    Kyle Webster
□     Susan VanAlstine □    Phoebe Stern
□    Christopher Voltz

Current Board members up for re-election appear in bold.
If more than 2 candidates are checked per ward, no votes for that ward will not be counted.

I also wish to vote in regards to the proposed changes to the by-laws of Lawrenceville United in the following way:

  • FOR the proposed changes
  • AGAINST the proposed changes

Signature: ____________________________________                    Date: ______________

Meeting notes on Fort Willow Developers’ The Foundry Phase 2

Please see below for some updates on plans for The Foundry Phase 2, a proposed new office space adjacent to The Foundry, a multi-family apartment complex. You can read the full notes here.

  • Fort Willow Developers is proposing a 4 floor office space with parking on the ground floor and 3 floors of high tech office space. The development includes 160 parking spaces, which is greater than the project’s required 100 parking spaces.
  • The Foundry Phase 2 as proposed will not require any zoning variances, and so is a development by-right. However there will be a public process before the Planning Commission because the project is within the Riverfront Interim Planning Overlay District, the date is TBD.

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