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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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Tree planting in Arsenal Park, Sat. 5/7

Calling all lovers of trees, Arsenal Park, and community! Join Tree Pittsburgh, City of Pittsburgh Forestry Division, and Lawrenceville United for the planting of about 20 new trees in Arsenal Park on Saturday 5/7/2022 from 9 AM to 12 Noon. Meet at Arsenal Park. Breakfast and lunch provided for volunteers. Please sign up at bit.ly/ArsenalTreePlanting or contact…

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Let’s Talk Mobility: Lawrenceville Community Meeting

Join us for a virtual public community meeting to learn about various mobility initiatives in Lawrenceville and share your thoughts and priorities. Topics will include smart loading zones, Pittsburgh’s new bikeshare system, OpenStreetsPGH, Amazon, and more. Register in advance at bit.ly/March31CDAM Click here to register in advance: bit.ly/March31CDAM

Second Workshop for Clack Site Public Planning Process
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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…

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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…

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Update: new design standards for driveway curb cuts

New legislation (Council Bill 2021-1085) at the City of Pittsburgh is being considered for 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…

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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…

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Fall 2020 LU Membership Meeting

Join us for LU’s fall membership meeting on Wednesday, October 7th, at 6:30 p.m. There are three ways to participate (no RSVP or password necessary!): Join by Zoom video conference at https://zoom.us/j/4128027220 Join by Zoom phone conference by dialing 646-558-8656 and then entering meeting ID 412 802 7220 Watch via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/LawrencevilleUnited/ We’ll share some questions (and invite your own!) on how…