Community Meeting on Holy Family development

Please join us on Tuesday, September 14th at 6 p.m. for a virtual community meeting regarding updates on the Holy Family development. E Properties & Development will be presenting their latest plans in anticipation of an upcoming Planning Commission hearing.

As part of Lawrenceville United and Lawrenceville Corporation’s community process, you are encouraged to attend this open and public meeting to learn more, ask questions, and provide feedback. Participate by Zoom or by phone. To participate, register at bit.ly/HolyFamilyLV or call 412-802-7220. The meeting will also be streamed live on Lawrenceville United’s Facebook page.

Please let us know your accessibility needs at info@LUnited.org or 412-802-7220.

Amazon Community Meeting #2

As part of Lawrenceville United and Lawrenceville Corporation’s community process, you are encouraged to attend this community meeting to ask questions and provide feedback on Amazon’s proposed new use of the former Sears Outlet site (27 51st St) as a last-mile distribution center.

This meeting will be a follow up to the community meeting with Amazon in June, which can be viewed at this link: https://bit.ly/AmazonVideoMtg1

Amazon will NOT be present at this next meeting. Register for the Zoom meeting at https://bit.ly/AmazonLVille2

You can also register by calling (412) 802-7220 if you plan to participate by phone or need assistance/accommodations. This meeting will NOT be streamed live on Facebook.

Second Workshop for Clack Site Public Planning Process

Come explore future scenarios for the re-use of the Clack Site & learn about its history! Stop by the Lawrenceville Farmers Market on 6/29 from 3-7 p.m. for short, interactive opportunities to shape the future of this publicly owned site. This builds on the first set of public workshops for the Clack site and the community survey.

Tuesday 6/29, 3-7 p.m., Arsenal Park

In person at the Lawrenceville Farmers Market

For questions, more info, or accommodations, contact Lawrenceville United: 412-802-7220 | info@LUnited.org

Have you completed the community survey yet? bit.ly/ClackSurvey

LU provides testimony regarding off-street parking design standards

A public hearing at City Council was held on Wed. 4/21 on Council Bill 2021-1085, which creates new design standards for off-street parking for single-family attached homes. This comes after advocacy from Lawrenceville United and 11 other organizations called for this additional measure, among other measures, to limit the propagation of driveway curb cuts on walkable streets, due to the damage they do to public off-street parking, safety and accessibility, housing affordability, the creation of street trees, non-vehicular mobility, and neighborly interaction.

LU and our partners will be provided testimony to support the proposed legislation, and once again advocated for further steps to limit the spread of driveway curb cuts on our walkable blocks. Read our full testimony HERE and contact Dave@LUnited.org or 412-802-7220 to get involved in this issue.

Community Workshops on Clack Site

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. A public planning process for the 6.5-acre Clack Facility is kicking off to create a community-led vision for the site! Please join us for the first community engagement workshops to set priorities and community values. All of these meetings are by Zoom and are the same content. Join by Zoom or by phone. Registration required.

 

These workshops are designed to be fun, hands-on, and interactive. No experience or prior knowledge required; all welcomed! Workshops will run for 1-hour to 1-hour and 15-minutes; we would love if you could commit to the whole hour.

 

Three chances to participate:
– Tuesday 4/13, 12-1 p.m.
– Tuesday 4/13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
– Saturday 4/17, 10-11 a.m.

 

Register at bit.ly/Clack15201, or contact Lawrenceville United at 412-802-7220 | info@LUnited.org.

 

Applications opening: 35 brand new, affordable units!

35 affordable apartments (1, 2, and 3 BRs) are coming online in Lower Lawrenceville at the brand new Sixth Ward Flats from ACTION Housing (3350 Penn Avenue and 207 34th Street). 8 units are reserved for people with disabilities. Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) are accepted, but not required. LU is available to assist anyone with completing the application, and we will be hand-delivering the applications on April 1st, the day the applications open, to ensure that these applications get first priority, so get in touch with us right away if you plan to apply at 412-802-7220 or info@LUnited.org.

Download application HERE.

 

Lawrenceville Landlords Resource Workshop

We hosted a terrific, information-packed workshop today with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, The State Historic Preservation Office, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority, providing lots of resources available to landlords! Topics discussed include:

– Historic Preservation Tax Credits for eligible unit rehabilitation
– Small landlord loan program
– Higher payment standards for renting to section 8 voucher holders (for Lower Lawrenceville units)
– Low-interest loan program to support unit rehabilitation
– The Preferred Landlord program
– CARES Act funding for landlords entering new leases
– An improved, streamlined process for housing choice voucher contracts
– Incentives for landlords to provide ADA-approved modifications
And much more!
You can access the recording here. And if you’re a landlord in Lawrenceville, we encourage you to complete our landlord survey, where we’re gathering information on your experiences, priorities and needs, to help better define our work with Lawrenceville landlords going forward. Please share both of these links widely!