Recap from Community Meeting on Albion Development (Butler & McCandless)

A community meeting was hosted on 11/15 to review Albion Development’s proposed new mixed-use, 300-unit project at the corner of McCandless Avenue & Butler Street. We had robust attendance in-person at the Persad Center and across Zoom & Facebook Live. Please see below for materials from the meeting: Meeting notes (forthcoming) Project Sheet with basic…

Lawrenceville Community Meeting: Liquor License at 4207 Butler Street

This month, the new owners of 4207 Butler Street (formerly Hambones) will join us to discuss their plans for a new bar and restaurant. You are invited to learn more, ask questions, and provide feedback on this matter. We hope that you will join us to ensure that community plans and development project reflect the…

Honoring Our Wisdom Keepers: RSVP ASAP!

You’re invited to participate in an interactive storytelling and movement workshop with Attack Theatre as a kickoff for a public art and oral history project that celebrates and memorializes the stories of our neighborhood “wisdom keepers,” especially older women, and their contributions to the Lawrenceville community. Over the next few months, stories and memories from…

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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…

VICTORY CELEBRATION OF WHOLE HOMES REPAIR PASSAGE!

July 28, 2022 from 6PM to 8PM at Trace Brewing, 4312 Main Street (including outdoor spaces to help protect COVID-vulnerable folks.) You’re invited to join State Rep. Sara Innamorato and Pittsburgh United Housing Justice Table for a victory celebration of the passage of the Whole Homes Repair legislation which will will preserve our housing stock,…

June Happenings Meeting

Please join us for the June Happenings meeting. Along with updates on neighborhood events, planning, and volunteering, we will be focusing on two main concerns that affect housing in Lawrenceville: * Unfounded legal challenge by the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (BAMP) to the City of Pittsburgh’s inclusionary zoning ordinance to preserve affordable housing. *…

2022 LU Board Elections & Spring Membership Meeting

The LU Spring Membership Meeting & Board Elections was held virtually on Wednesday, June 1st at 6:30 p.m. You can watch the recording of the meeting here or via Facebook here. More information about the meeting: How to become a member, or renew your membership: If you need to renew your membership, or have never been a member of LU,…

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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…

Open Streets 2022: Community Development Activities Meeting

Staff from BikePGH will present plans related to this year’s OpenStreetPGH event and gather thoughts and feedback from the community. We’ll also briefly cover updates on other community planning & development updates, including* Independence Day Celebration* Arsenal Park Update* Farmer’s Market 2022* Green Boulevard Update Register for the meeting in advance at https://bit.ly/April28CDAM. To find out…