City of Pittsburgh Council District 4
Major Projects

District 4 By the Numbers (2010-2012)

$68.7 million invested by PennDOT in District 4 roads and bridges

$44.2 million in planned investments in new senior housing and the expansion and renovation of a senior center jumpstarted by our office

42 tons of garbage removed from illegal dumpsites by our office and Allegheny CleanWays

284 new businesses in South Pittsburgh

13 charitable foundations newly interested in funding projects in District 4

24 developers newly interested in construction projects in District 4

1866 community meetings attended by Natalia and our staff

40 non-profit, development, and community organizations we partner with every day

15,824 requests for service handled by 3-1-1 and our office staff

1677 votes cast by Natalia in City Council

187 bills sponsored by Natalia in City Council

Investments & Renewal

Building a new multi-generational community space and senior center in Beechview. Committed $300,000 toward the $3 million project, and shepherding the Mayor’s administration, Department of Public Works and contractors to move forward on the project before long-standing state funds expire in the Fall of 2014

“This has been a project that has been in the works for a long time,” Rudiak said. “It will be the first multimillion dollar investment in Beechview for as long as I can remember.”- Tribune Review, City revives plans for $3M senior center in Beechview
Moving forward with the Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction Project (finally!) in Spring of 2013. The project is expected to be complete by Fall of 2013. 
“Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, who worked on the legislation, said the rehab will maximize the potential of the boulevard, which has already seen a spate of new business openings over the past few years. ‘I just don't think right now we're capturing the value of having this wide, grand boulevard,’ she said. ‘It's really going to improve the curb appeal of the neighborhood and really bring out what we've always known has been there.”- Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh OKs initial funding to rehabilitate Brookline Boulevard
Redesigning the “Dairy District” section of Carrick (Brownsville Road at East Meyers), in partnership with Economic Development South, the Carrick Community Council and the Design Center
“We want to look at how we can make this sort of a destination area with supporting restaurants and things like that, we call it the 'Dairy District' concept, to make it a more notable node along that corridor,” said Greg Jones, Economic Development South executive director.-  WESA, First Round of Improvement Grants Awarded to 12 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods
Working with Economic Development South and property owners to renovate key buildings along that business district on Brownsville Road at Sankey Avenue
Working with the Urban Redevelopment Authority and neighborhood advocates to renovate key buildings in the Broadway Avenue business district in Beechview
Committed $125,000 to renovating the public spaces on Brownsville Road

Reinvesting in City Parks

Committed $250,000 to the extensive renovation of the Brookline Recreation Center
Dedicated Stephen Mayhle Field
Advocated for repairs of the spray park and playground at Moore Park
Renovating the Moore Park Tennis Courts
Working with the Beechview Athletic Association and the Department of Public Works to construct a concession stand and restrooms at Alton Field, which is used by hundreds of kids every summer
Renovating Leolyn Parklet in Carrick
Resurfacing the walking track at McKinley Park 
Working with the Western Pennsylvania Parks Conservancy on the renovation of the historic stone entrance to McKinley Park, which will provide better parking and pedestrian access to the park
Renovating the entrance to the Phillips Park Community Center to be more welcoming 
Renovated the fitness room at Phillips Park Community Center

Investing in Family & Community Assets

Invested $10,000 in new bathrooms at Volunteers Field in Carrick
Invested $30,000 in renovations of the Accammando Center (the old fire house at Rt. 51 and Maytide), which houses the Overbrook Community Council, the Carrick-Overbrook Historical Society, and the Pittsburgh Boxing Academy

Community Involvement & Organizational Development

Reached out to renters in Carrick to engage them in civic activities and advise them of their rights and responsibilities as tenants and neighbors
Working with Bhutanese refugees through the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP), helping them get involved with civic activities and connecting them with the resources they need to put down roots and be the newest immigrant success story

The Office of Councilmember Natalia Rudiak
510 City County Building | 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-255-2131 | Fax: 412-255-2052

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