Responsible Alcohol Management Program Training April 15th REGISTER TODAY!

Lawrenceville Corporation and Lawrenceville United are providing local Responsible Alcohol Management Program training for liquor serving establishments as part of our continued responsible hospitality work.

Most Lawrenceville businesses are already RAMP certified but this is an opportunity to send new employees or send long time employees for a refresher.  BYOB businesses are not required to have RAMP certification but it is best practice to undertake this training whenever alcohol is involved.

Server/seller training will be held on Monday, April 15th from 12pm- 3pm at the Lawrenceville Corporation conference room, 100 43rd Street, Suite 207.

To attend this training you must RSVP with a number of attendees to maya@lawrencevillecorp.com.  The cost will be approximately $15/attendee (it is $25 to do the training online), however the more people we have the lower the cost.  Once you RSVP you will receive final payment details.

Owner/Manager training opportunity: If there is enough interest, we will also hold an owner/manager training.  A representative from the PLCB will hold the free training and help you fill out documents to receive your final RAMP certification for your business.  If you are interested in the owner/manager training please contact maya@lawrencevillecorp.com.

More information on RAMP certification is available at http://www.lcb.state.pa.us/PLCB/Education/RAMP/RAMPCertification/index.htm.

Community Meeting for C & R Towing

C & R Towing at 5247 Butler Street will attend the 10th Ward Block Watch on April 9th at 6:30p to discuss their application to the Zoning Board of Adjustments for use of existing one story structure as vehicle/equipment repair (general) with off-site parking located at 5013 Butler St.  The Zoning Board of Adjustments has scheduled a hearing on April 18, 2013 at 9:10 in the first floor conference room of 200 Ross Street (Downtown Pittsburgh) to review the following requests:

  • Variance: 911.04.A.74: use of vehicle/equipment repair (general) – Is not permitted in LNC zoning district
  • Special Exception: 914.07.G.2(a): off-site parking shall be authorized in accordance with the Special Exception
  • Variance: 914.07.G.2(a).1: off-site parking area shall not be located more than 1,000ft from the primary entrance of the use served; and greater than 1,000ft maximum distance requested

 

New Business at 47th and Butler Update

On Tuesday March 19th, the Abbey Group, LLC presented their plans for 4635 Butler Street.  The community, in general, seemed interested in their plans and ideas for the space.  Nearby residents expressed concern over parking and noise.  LU will be working with the owners on plans to  mitigate the impact that the establishment could have on the adjacent residents and stakeholders.

The Abbey Group, LLC have applied for a liquor license (LID 59872)  for their business at 4635 Butler Street.  The ownership group is proposing a daytime cafe with a coffee bar and deli with a more complete menu at night with a bar.  The group has applied for an amusement permit and an exterior serving permit which would allow them to have both live entertainment and outdoor seating.  The owners agreed to extend their application process deadline to allow the community to learn more before the community approval process window with the LCB closes.

If you want to voice your support or opposition to this application, please feel free to call Lawrenceville United.  Meeting minutes are available next week upon request.

Community Meeting for Development at 234 38th Street

Proposed construction of 234 38th Street & 234.5 38th Street requires zoning approval.
E Properties and Development LLC is building 2 new 3-story single-family dwellings with one parking pad in the rear.
They are seeking Variance 903.03.D.2:

  • Minimum 1800 sq. ft. lot size required, 1200 sq. ft. requested
  • Minimum 15 ft. front setback for unit 2 required, 0 ft. requested
  • Minimum 5 ft. interior side setback required, 0 ft. requested
  • Parking Pads: minimum 2 ft. rear setback required, 0 ft. requested and minimum 5ft. interior side setback required, 0ft one and 3.6 ft. another side requested.

E Properties will present their plans to the 6th Ward/ Lower Lawrenceville Block Watch:

March 25, 2013
7:00p
St. Augustine Auditorium – 220 37th Street

Community Meeting for New Business at 47th and Butler

IMPORTANT MEETING for LAWRENCEVILLE RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES regarding a proposed business at 4635 Butler Street (corner of Home and Butler) that requires a liquor license approval.

TUESDAY, March 19th
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club
4600 Butler Street

The Abbey Group, LLC have applied for a liquor license (LID 59872)  for their business at 4635 Butler Street.  The ownership group is proposing a daytime cafe with a coffee bar and deli with a more complete menu at night with a bar.  The group has applied for an amusement permit and an exterior serving permit which would allow them to have both live entertainment and outdoor seating.  The owners agreed to extend their application process deadline to allow the community to learn more before the community approval process window with the LCB closes.

You are invited to attend to meet the owners and to  better understand the plans for the business and what is being proposed in your neighborhood.

Please call Lawrenceville United at 412-802-7220 or email info@LUnited.org for more information

Holy Family Site

12.17.2014
E Properties and Development issued a press release 12/17/14 clarifying that Synergy Capital is an investor in the project, but is not a partner. E Properties and Development is still leading the project.

2.28.2013
E Properties & Development/LDA Architects INC has been granted a Special Exception by the Zoning Board of Adjustments to allow a change from one non-conforming use to another for 250-252-256 44th Street.  In addition, they determined that a variance to allow a 10-foot setback was not needed because the property has been operating with a 0-foot setback.  This decision is currently being appealed.

OpenSpacePGH in Lawrenceville

On 2.19.2013, Andrew Dash from the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning presented the OpenSpacePGH plan from the PlanPGH initiative.  He covered the process of the plan development and tenative outcomes and how they pertain to Lawrenceville.  We would like to thank him for coming to our local block watch meeting to update residents.  He will notify us as soon as the draft of the plan is finalized and we will make sure residents have the opportunity to review it prior to the close of the public comment period, late Spring 2013.  For general information on PlanPGH and OpenSpacePGH, please visit:http://planpgh.com/openspacepgh/.

Brewery Coming to 4901 Butler Street


The business owners who will be leasing this space from Wylie Holdings have applied for a special exception from the Zoning Board to open a small brewery at 4901 Butler Street.  They have a hearing scheduled for March 7, 2013.  Steve Sloan, the owner, has offered to meet with any individuals who may have concerns or questions.  They are planning , if all goes according to process, to be open by summer.  They would have a small tasting room and would hold growler hours between 4 pm – 8 pm.  They plan to be open during the day on Saturday.  They would have deliveries, but no large trucks, and would load off of a flat bed off of the side of the building on 49th.  For their growler hours, they will have parking in the lot a few doors down on Butler towards 48th Street  (the gravel lot where the Billboard is).  Please let us know if you have questions and we will work to organize a meeting with the owners.

Community Meeting Regarding Liquor License Request for CURE – 5336 Butler St.


The Cure Restaurant, LLC (Owner: Justin Severino) has applied for approval of the transfer of Pennsylvania liquor license R-9623 for use at Cure.  This is a double transfer of the liquor license, and because the license is proposed to transfer from outside of the City, to a location within the City, it calls for City Council Approval in addition to the standard state approval.  You are invited to attend to meet the owner and to  better understand what is being proposed in your neighborhood.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
6:30 pm
Door of Hope Church
5225 Holmes Stree
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Please call Lawrenceville United at 412-802-7220 or email info@LUnited.org for more information