Senior AdvantAGE Program Brings More Resources and Opportunities to Seniors

Lawrenceville United, an inclusive resident-driven community-based organization focused on improving the overall quality of life for Lawrenceville residents and stakeholders, is looking to establish a new program geared towards our growing senior population (anyone 60 and older). Our latest initiative, the Senior AdvantAGE Program, is for you!



The goal of this Program is to effectively connect seniors to services and resources, to other seniors, to new residents, and to new businesses throughout the Lawrenceville area.


Seniors can expect to take part in a Needs Assessment Survey in order to determine what important issues must be addressed, Trainings and Workshops in order to become more informed members of the community, and Block Watch Groups in order to create bonds with other seniors and new residents in the area. The added benefits of the Program include a Senior AdvantAGE Guide with educational information, helpful tips, and a wide variety of Lawrenceville resources; Mini-Grants in order for seniors to be able to participate in fun activities; and a Senior AdvantAGE Discount Card for special discounts and incentives at local businesses.


Want to find out more? Contact Lawrenceville United today! 412.802.7220.

Lola Gardens Redevelopment

As many of your are aware, Lola Gardens at 35th and Butler, has begun development into a parking area for adjacent development across the street.  Lola Gardens will become a parking lot, and not a garage.  It will have a permeable surface, and the street furniture that was on the Garden is being reused as part of the lot.  The developer also intends to allow the lot to be used for events for the community and such.

Lawrenceville Landlord Assistance Program Launches Saturday!

Do you own rental property in Lawrenceville?  
Are you thinking of investing in property and becoming a Landlord?  
Do you have questions about the responsibilities of Landlords?
As a Landlord do you have questions or recommendations for local policy-makers and agencies?

Please Join Lawrenceville United for the Landlord Assistance Program:

Saturday, December 8th
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Goodwill of Southwestern PA, 118 52nd Street

Topics covered will include:
·         Screening of rental applicants
·         Rental agreements
·         Legal steps to resolve problems
·         Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
·         Nuisance violations and code enforcement issues
·         Federal Housing Choice Voucher Program
·         The role of the police, inspections, and community service departments
·         Local resources for home and property improvement
·         Panel discussion with the Office of Mayor Luke Ravestahl, Councilman Patrick Dowd, and District Magistrate Tony Ceoffe
The class is completely free and will include a complimentary comprehensive guidebook to property management!
Resources for property improvements will also be provided! First Commonwealth will also be on hand with refreshments and information on specific loan products for investment property owners.

Call LU to RSVP at (412) 802-7220 or email

Potential application for St. Matthew’s historic preservation

To protect St. Matthews’ Church complex from demolition, or exterior changes that the neighbors and past parishioners may not agree with, the Lawrenceville Stakeholders’ Preservation Committee is proposing to file an application to designate St. Matthews Church a City of Pittsburgh Historic Landmark.

To learn more about this process, the effects of the designation, and more about the project overall please join Lawrenceville United and the Lawrenceville Stakeholders’ Preservation Committee.
December 3, 2012
Goodwill Cafeteria
118 52nd Street