“Give Big” to Lawrenceville United today

The world can feel overwhelming at times, but when we work together with our neighbors, we can tackle some of the most pressing challenges right here in our own backyards, while also building relationships that enrich our lives in community. That’s the spirit that’s kept Lawrenceville United going since 2001. Your support is what keeps this organization strong…

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Community Meeting on Albion Development at Butler & McCandless

Albion Development is proposing a new, mixed-use development at Butler & McCandless, with approximately 300 housing units and new commercial space. As part of LU & LC’s community process, you’re invited to attend this open and public meeting to learn more, ask questions, and provide feedback on Tues. 11/15 at 6:30 PM. This is a…

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October 2022 Update on Thunderbird Cafe

Since a community meeting was hosted on 4/19/2022, LU and LC have been working with Thunderbird Cafe to finalize a revised consent agreement for their occupancy permit — and work through practical ways to implement it. An amended consent agreement that includes all of the topics of discussion at the April 2022 community meeting has…

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LIVE! in Lawrenceville Block Party 2022

Lawrenceville United’s annual fundraiser is BACK on 10/15/22 from 1-4 PM after missing two years due to the pandemic. This year, we’re taking the party outdoors for an all-ages community BLOCK PARTY at Bay 41 (41st & Willow St). The event will feature: Music by Arie Cole Beer & cider Local food Lawn games Raffle…

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LU and partners head to court to defend inclusionary zoning, affordable housing, and diverse neighborhoods

Organizations representing Pittsburgh neighborhoods where housing costs are soaring filed a motion to intervene in a case defending inclusionary zoning, affordable housing, and diverse communities August 16. 2022—Pittsburgh is facing an escalating crisis in housing affordability. In response, the City passed an inclusionary zoning ordinance this spring, requiring new large developments to set aside units…

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2022 Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration

The Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration will be returning to Arsenal Park on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 (rain date: Sunday, June 26th), with all your favorite traditions: live music, fun activities for the kids, refreshments, and of course, a world-class fireworks display compliments of Zambelli Fireworks. The Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee is pleased to bring back this…

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Neighborhood organizations from across City slam bad faith lawsuit from developers opposed to affordable housing

A special interest group of corporate real estate developers is suing to ensure they can continue to profit off of the displacement of low-income families in Pittsburgh One of the key areas highlighted in the Gainey Administration’s transition team report is the critical need for more affordable housing for Pittsburgh families. And yet, on the…

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A STATEMENT FROM LAWRENCEVILLE CORPORATION AND LAWRENCEVILLE UNITED: THE LOSS OF FORMER CITY COUNCILPERSON AND STATE SENATOR JIM FERLO

It is with deep sadness and sincere gratitude that we join our colleagues, friends, and neighbors in mourning the loss of Lawrenceville’s former State Senator, Councilperson, and community champion, Jim Ferlo. Senator Ferlo, Jim, or Jimmy as many in Lawrenceville knew him, was a fierce and tireless advocate for the constituents in each of the communities…

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Night at the Races: 5/21 at 6:30 PM

Your favorite event of the year is BACK to benefit the 76th annual Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration! Saturday, May 21st6:30 PM (doors) until 10 PMTeamster Local 249 (4701 Butler Street) 10 regular races + auction race50/50, Instant BingoBeer, soda and buffet provided $20 per ticket. Contact Lawrenceville United at 412-802-7220 or info@LUnited.org to purchase your…