Squareview Apartments (3415-3417 Butler Street)

UPDATE: Zoning Hearing

Zoning Board of Adjustments

200 Ross Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

2.13.2014

9:20a

Zone Case #:  37/14

Chip Desmone will present plans for new 4-story multi-residential structure (12 units total) and 4,304 sq.ft. of the first floor to remain vacant for commercial use integral parking spaces.

Seeking relief from the Zoning Code’s maximum height requirement.

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On November 25th, Chip Desmone met with community members to present his plan for a 4-floor apartment building adjacent to the current town homes at Doughboy Square.  The project will include first floor retail space, and three floors of residential units (12 units in total), with 12 underground parking stalls and 10 bike parking spaces.  The plan is still in development, and they have not yet requested any zoning approvals, but will be filing with the Zoning Board of Adjustments as part of the development process.  The attendees echoed general concerns over parking and idling cars, but otherwise seemed in favor of the development.

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Squareview Apartments LP (Chip Desmone, Managing Partner)  have proposed a new mixed-use development at 3415-3417 Butler Street.   The project will include first floor retail space, and three floors of residential units (12 units in total), with 12 underground parking stalls and 10 bike parking spaces.  The plan is still in development, and they have not yet requested any zoning approvals, but have requested a meeting with the community to talk with the community about the proposed plans, and to address any concerns, questions.  A meeting has been scheduled for November 25, 2013 St. Augustine’s (220 37th Street), 6:30 pm.  For additional information please call LU at 412-802-7220 or email info@Lunited.org.

Arsenal Park Community Planning

November 21, 2013

6:30pm
Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8
220 40th Street

[Entrance is located on 40th Street across from St. John’s Way.
Separate Handicapped access available as well.]

Join us to begin discussion around planning and developing Arsenal Park into a great place for residents, visitors, and all community stakeholders!

Child care provided for children 3 – 12 years old and transportation also provided upon request.
Please RSVP: 412.802.7220 | info@lunited.org

Parking Concerns and Issues in Lawrenceville

LU continues to receive many questions and concerns around parking.  The Pittsburgh Parking Authority attended the Happenings Block Watch in September and discussed issues relative to enforcement and the new meters that will be installed in Lawrenceville.

Some residents were concerned that their streets are not being enforced effectively. Since the meeting, the Parking Authority has shared information on where tickets are issued and how often.  If you have concerns about your specific streets, you can contact LU or the District 7 Council Office to receive this information.  Additionally, many Upper Lawrenceville residents and business owners have contacted us with questions about their area.  There are questions about introducing permit parking to Upper Lawrenceville and also questions regarding residents who may live along Butler St. and how they may also be able to opt into a Residential Permit Parking Program if it becomes available.  The Department of City Planning will be scheduling a meeting within the next few weeks to discuss these issues with residents in Upper Lawrenceville specifically.  Once a meeting has been scheduled, notices will be sent out inviting residents to a meeting.  At this meeting, Ashley Holloway, the City Planner who leads the Residential Permit Parking program would review the Residential Permit Process Program, how residents can pursue the program, and answer questions or concerns.

Apart from these updates,  the Lawrenceville Corporation continues to work with a Parking Committee comprised of residents, developers, business owners, and other agency representatives to implement some of the recommendations called out in the Parking Study completed in 2012.