City of Pittsburgh Council District 9
Larimer Vision to Action Plan
The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh is partnering with the Larimer community’s Primary Planning Team (PPT)
Demolition of Collier
The start of demolition came more than a decade after Sarah Campbell and other activists began pressuring the city to rid the neighborhood of the dilapidated buildings that symbolized the neighborhood's long decline.
Councilman Burgess
Councilman/Reverend Ricky Burgess has a strong belief in the community of Pittsburgh and in the greater community he serves.
About District 9
What's New in District 9?

Bridging the Busway is a community-driven planning vision for the Homewood and Point Breeze North neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. It lays out a vision for physical, social and economic sustainability in Homewood and Point Breeze North.

The planning team, led by Studio for Spatial Practice, operated at two scales: focusing on market-based development scenarios for Homewood Avenue, north and south of the Busway; and also imagining strategic projects that could catalyze revitalization throughout Homewood. Bridging the Busway is not a comprehensive plan, intended to imagine the future of every neighborhood parcel and address all of the economic and social challenges facing Homewood. Instead, this plan identifies targeted physical development opportunities that could help Homewood become a robust community of choice that is a source of pride to residents and business owners.   

Bridging the Busway specifically seeks to capitalize on the underutilized potential of Homewood Station, using “transit-oriented development” to jumpstart revitalization in the heart of the neighborhood.

posted 5/15/12 @ 10:31 am

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh is partnering with the Larimer community’s Primary Planning Team (PPT) – comprised of representatives and staffs from the Housing Authority, Larimer Consensus Group, Kingsley Association, East Liberty Development Inc., East Liberty Housing, Inc., the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh City Planning Department, along with the offices of State Senator Jim Ferlo, Councilman Reverend Ricky Burgess, and State Representative Joe Preston – to undertake a comprehensive community transformation plan as a preparation to apply for a Choice Neighborhoods grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). From April 2012 through February 2013 our Primary Planning Team will work with consulting partners from Perkins Eastman and Jackson/Clark Partners on the Larimer Vision to Action Plan to submit to HUD for the Choice Neighborhoods grant.

posted 5/11/12 @ 12:30 pm


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