PLANPGH Update http://www.pittsburghpa.gov//dcp/news.htm City Planning (c) 2014 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved OPENSPACEPGH Public Meetings & Plan Draft Review: May 2013 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=2204 <p>On&nbsp;<strong>May 7th-9th, 14th, and 15th</strong>, there will be the final round of public meetings for&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 100, 0);">OPENSPACE</span>PGH, the City&rsquo;s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation Plan and one of the&nbsp;initial components of&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 215, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH, the City&rsquo;s first Comprehensive Plan. These will be&nbsp;five meetings conveniently located throughout the City that will allow residents to&nbsp;participate near where they live or work. &nbsp;<a href="#Format">Get more info about the meeting format below the schedule.</a>&nbsp; <a href="#Review">Info about the draft document review</a> is at the bottom of the message.</p> <p><a name="Locations"><strong>Meeting Locations:</strong></a></p> <ul> <li><strong>Tuesday, May 7th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.</strong> <ul> <li>The Kaufmann Center<br /> 1825 Centre Avenue, Hill District (15219)<br /> Nearby Transit: Bus Routes 81, 82 and 83</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Wednesday, May 8th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.</strong> <ul> <li>Kingsley Association<br /> 6435 Frankstown Road, Larimer (15206)<br /> Nearby Transit: Bus Routes 74, 77, 82, 86, 89</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Thursday, May 9th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.</strong> <ul> <li>Knoxville Elder Ado<br /> 320 Brownsville Road, Knoxville (15210)<br /> Nearby Transit: Bus Routes 44, 51, 54</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Tuesday, May 14th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.</strong> <ul> <li>Schenley Ice Rink<br /> Overlook Drive, off of Greenfield Road (15213)<br /> Nearby Transit: Bus Routes 52L, 53L, 58</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Wednesday, May 15th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.</strong> <ul> <li>Propel Northside (former Columbus Middle School)<br /> 1750 Brighton Road, Central Northside (15212)<br /> Nearby Transit: Bus Routes 13, 15, 16</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>Contact Andrew Dash, Project Manager:<br /> 412-255-0760 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:andrew.dash@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=OPENSPACEPGH%20Meetings">andrew.dash@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/OpenSpace_-_May2013_Meeting_Flyer.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for a PDF flyer for distribution</a></p> <p><em>If you require special accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator<br /> Richard Meritzer: 412-255-2102,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:richard.meritzer@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=PLANPGH%20Meeting%20Accomodations">richard.meritzer@pittsburghpa.gov</a></em></p> <hr /> <p><a name="Format"><strong>Meeting Format:</strong></a></p> <p>Conducted by the Department of City Planning and its consultants, these final public meetings&nbsp;will educate residents about the findings of the draft plan, inform them of how they can use&nbsp;the plan to help create change in their neighborhoods, and obtain feedback as how to best set&nbsp;priorities for open space programs in the various sections of the City.</p> <hr /> <p><a name="Review"><strong>Public&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 100, 0);">OPENSPACE</span>PGH&nbsp;Draft Review:</strong></a></p> <p>The public comment period for the draft of&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 100, 0);">OPENSPACE</span>PGH&nbsp;will be open from May&nbsp;1 to June 1. &nbsp;The document can be accessed and commented on at the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 215, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH Exchange (<a href="http://exchange.planpgh.com" target="_blank">http://exchange.planpgh.com</a>)--paper copies of the Plan are also available at all Carnegie&nbsp;Library of Pittsburgh locations. This public comment period will give residents the&nbsp;opportunity to directly review&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 100, 0);">OPENSPACE</span>PGH and comment on the recommendations and findings of the plan.</p> <p>As always, the latest&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 100, 0);">OPENSPACE</span>PGH and&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 215, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH can always be found online at <a href="http://www.planpgh.com" target="_blank">www.planpgh.com</a>, our <a href="http://facebook.com/planpgh" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, and our <a href="http://twitter.com/planpgh" target="_blank">Twitter feed</a>!</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 14:57:28 -0400 ARTPGH + DESIGNPGH Public Meetings: April 2013 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=2131 <p><em>Just a friendly reminder...</em> On <strong>April 22nd-25th, 29th and 30th</strong>, there will be a second round of public meetings for <span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH and <span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">DESIGN</span>PGH, the Public Art and Urban Design components of&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 215, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH, the City&rsquo;s first comprehensive plan. These will be six &ldquo;open house&rdquo; meetings conveniently located throughout the City that will allow residents to participate near where they live or work. &nbsp;<a href="#Format">Get more info about the meeting format below the schedule.</a></p> <p><strong>Meeting Locations:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Monday, April 22nd</strong>&nbsp;(drop in anytime from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.): <ul> <li>The Kaufmann Center<br /> 1825 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219<br /> 412-392-4400<br /> Public Transportation: Bus 81, 82 and 83</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Tuesday, April 23rd</strong>&nbsp;(drop in anytime from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.): <ul> <li>Schenley Ice Rink<br /> 10341 Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15207<br /> 412-422-6523</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Wednesday, April 24th</strong>&nbsp;(drop in anytime from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.): <ul> <li>Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, East Liberty Branch<br /> 130 S. Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA<br /> 412-363-8232<br /> Public Transportation: Bus 71A, 71B, 71C, 74, 77, 82, 86, 87, 88, and 89</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Thursday, April 25th</strong>&nbsp;(drop in anytime from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.): <ul> <li>West End Overlook Shelter<br /> Access parking from northern end of Fairview Avenue<br /> Public Transportation: Bus 26, 27, and 29</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Monday, April 29th</strong>&nbsp;(drop in anytime from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.): <ul> <li>The Children&#39;s Museum of Pittsburgh<br /> 10 Children&rsquo;s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212<br /> 412-322-5058<br /> Public Transportation: Bus 1, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 2, 4, 54, 6, 7 and 8</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Tuesday, April 30th</strong>&nbsp;(drop in anytime from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.): <ul> <li>Mount Washington Senior Center<br /> 122 Virginia Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15211<br /> 412-488-8405<br /> Public Transportation: Bus 40, 43 and MI (Monongahela Incline)</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Please note that for outreach purposes, we have divided the City into six study areas.&nbsp;While you&#39;re welcome to attend any meeting you wish, it&#39;s recommended that residents attend the meeting in the study area in which they work or live as the content will be relevant to those specific neighborhoods.&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/Study_Areas_Map.jpg">View a map of the study areas.</a></strong></p> <p><strong>RSVP is requested, but not required.</strong>&nbsp;We kindly ask that you please RSVP to the meeting you plan on attending using one of three methods:</p> <ul> <li>RSVP on our&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/planpgh" target="_blank">Facebook page</a></li> <li>Use the&nbsp;<a href="http://planpgh.com/artpgh/block?id=509" target="_blank">RSVP form on the PLANPGH website</a></li> <li>Contact Morton Brown, Public Art Manager, at 412-255-8996 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:morton.brown@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=ARTPGH%2BDESIGNPGH%20RSVP">morton.brown@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/ART+DESIGN_-_Apr2013_Meeting_Flyer.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for a PDF flyer for distribution</a></p> <p><em>If you require special accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Richard Meritzer: 412-255-2102,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:richard.meritzer@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=PLANPGH%20Meeting%20Accomodations">richard.meritzer@pittsburghpa.gov</a></em></p> <hr /> <p><a name="Format"><strong>Meeting Format:</strong></a></p> <p>The meetings&#39; workshop format will allow residents to arrive at any time during the 4 pm to 7 pm timeframe and to rotate through three 20-minute workshops. The three concurrent sessions will present and discuss preliminary plan recommendations on:Public Art Policies; the Urban Design Manual; and Neighborhood Visions. The session on neighborhood visions will provide a list of visions from existing community plans, of which attendees may offer feedback and suggestions. Within the public art session, initial best practices and suggested policy recommendations will presented and discussed, and in the third concurrent session, preliminary recommendations for the urban design manual, including recommendations on development that captures neighborhood character, will be presented.&nbsp;</p> <p>Residents will provide feedback on this current planning work, that will set the framework for the draft <span style="color:#ff8c00;">ART</span>PGH and <span style="color:#800080;">DESIGN</span>PGH plan documents.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH&nbsp;and <span style="color:#800080;">DESIGN</span>PGH will set policies and tools to guide the City in the areas of public art and urban design for the next 25 years. The recommended policies and findings will be presented for public feedback later this year.</p> <hr /> <p>Have you heard about TALKPGH? TALKPGH is the mobile outreach component of&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH and&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">DESIGN</span>PGH. It is an artist-led project that is traveling to each of the 90 neighborhoods and interviewing residents relevant to these plans.&nbsp;<a href="http://planpgh.com/talkpgh">Check it out here!</a></p> <hr /> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH is developing a strategy for the City to engage local, regional and national artists, facilitate care for its extensive art collection, and involve artists in public space, facility and infrastructure design. <span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">DESIGN</span>PGH is examining existing types of urban design and devise a plan with set guidelines that will inform future developers about the quality and character of design that is expected and feasible in our neighborhoods.</p> <p>The public art and urban design plans are heavily dependent on public participation and are estimated to be completed over the next 9 months. There will be ongoing opportunities and subsequent public meetings for the public to become involved. Please visit <a href="http://planpgh.com" target="_blank">planpgh.com</a> to sign up for email updates related to <span style="color:#ff8c00;">ART</span>PGH, <span style="color:#800080;">DESIGN</span>PGH and other components of <span style="color:#ffd700;">PLAN</span>PGH.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:04:39 -0400 MOVEPGH Project Prioritization Map Now Online http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=2013 <p><a href="http://planpgh.com/movepgh/projects" target="_blank"><img alt="MOVEPGH Project Prioritization" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/MOVEPGH_Projects_Banner.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 78px;" /></a></p> <p>Greetings! &nbsp;We are pleased to announce the online availability of the complete <span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH project list for the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>We have gathered into a single map all the proposed transportation projects we could find in the City of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;These projects came from planning documents that communities have already completed, or from&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);">MOVE</span>PGH&nbsp;community forums--we just need your help to sort them out so that they&#39;re implemented in the right sequence over the next 25 years. &nbsp;In order to get the conversation started, we&#39;ve scored and ranked these projects&nbsp;based on transportation modeling software that&#39;s been geared to Pittsburgh&#39;s unique needs by the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);">MOVE</span>PGH&nbsp;consultant team.&nbsp; While high-tech computer modeling is a great way to make understanding transportation needs more efficient, it lacks the human element--this is where you come in.</p> <p>We need you to tell us what we got right, and what we didn&#39;t.&nbsp; Sometimes computer models miss the nuances of a neighborhood or a street in a way that only neighborhood residents can understand. &nbsp;Please visit the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);">MOVE</span>PGH&nbsp;website at <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/movepgh">www.planpgh.com/movepgh</a> to locate projects, see how they ranked, and most importantly, to provide your input!</p> <p><strong>We&#39;ll be taking your comments through the end of February.</strong></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:24:16 -0500 Reminder: ARTPGH + DESIGNPGH Events Next Week http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1841 <p>Just a friendly reminder that we&#39;ve got a great series of&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH+<span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">DESIGN</span>PGH events coming up! &nbsp;First is the Barbara Goldstein / Jon Rubin lecture, and following that is a series of public meetings. &nbsp;Find out more about each below!</p> <h3>Lecture: Barbara Goldstein and Jon Rubin</h3> <p>As the public process for&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH and&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">DESIGN</span>PGH&nbsp;gets started, we will kick off with a lecture by Jon Rubin, a Pittsburgh artist who will be leading outreach for the plan, and Barbara Goldstein, public art conusltant of San Jose, CA, who will be advising the city&#39;s public art policy.</p> <p>The lecture will be held on&nbsp;<strong>Monday, November 12 at 6:00 pm</strong>&nbsp;at Doherty Hall (Room 2210) at Carnegie Mellon University.&nbsp; Special thanks to the event sponsor: the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and to the event host: Office of Public Art.&nbsp; Full details about the event can also be found at the GPAC website:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/component/events/event/15" target="_blank">http://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/component/events/event/15</a></p> <h3><span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH +&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">DESIGN</span>PGH Public Meetings</h3> <p>This is your first opportunity to meet the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH +&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">DESIGN</span>PGH Team in person.&nbsp; Learn about and provide input into the planning process for the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s first ever public art and urban design plans. &nbsp;You can&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/ART+DESIGN_-_Nov2012_Meeting_Flyer.pdf" target="_blank">download the flyer for the public meetings here</a>--help spread the word!</p> <p>At these meetings we&rsquo;ll ask residents to provide input about the design and function of their neighborhoods.&nbsp; The team will discuss the general character, strengths, and weaknesses of our neighborhoods--from this we can start to craft policies to enhance our built environment.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll also present info about the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH +&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">DESIGN</span>PGH plans, including the process, goals, and projected outcomes of this exciting process.</p> <p>We need to hear from you, the residents, about what makes your neighborhood special.&nbsp; In order to translate that special character into real policies that will help to preserve and enhance our neighborhoods, we need you to participate!</p> <p>No prior knowledge of art or design is necessary!</p> <h3><a name="Schedule">When &amp; Where</a></h3> <p>We&#39;ve got six meetings located strategically throughout the City, allowing you to participate near to where you live or work.&nbsp; There will be two meetings per evening throughout the city. These meetings will cover the specific regions in which they take place, but all are welcome at each.</p> <p><strong>Tuesday, November 13th<br /> 6 pm to 8 pm</strong></p> <ul> <li>Brookline Carnegie Library<br /> 708 Brookline Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15226<br /> Public Transportation: Bus 39 and 41, Blue Line (T)</li> <li>The Kaufmann Center @ The Hill House<br /> 1825 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219<br /> Public Transportation: Bus 81, 82, and 83</li> </ul> <p><strong>Wednesday, November 14th<br /> 6 pm to 8 pm</strong></p> <ul> <li>The Brashear Association<br /> 2005 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203<br /> Public Transportation: Bus: 48, 51, 54, 75, 81 and 83</li> <li>Schenley Ice Rink<br /> 1 Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15207</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thursday, November 15th<br /> 6 pm to 8 pm</strong></p> <ul> <li>The Kingsley Association<br /> 6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206<br /> Public Transportation: Bus: 74, 77, 82, 86, and 89</li> <li>The Children&#39;s Museum of Pittsburgh<br /> 10 Children&rsquo;s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212<br /> Public Transportation: Bus: 1, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 2, 4, 54, 6, 7, and 8</li> </ul> <p>The full schedule can be found both at the&nbsp;<a href="http://planpgh.com/calendar.htm">PLANPGH Outreach page</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/planpgh/events">PLANPGH Facebook Events</a>&nbsp;page.</p> <hr /> <h3>Meeting RSVP</h3> <p>RSVP is suggested, but not required.&nbsp; We kindly ask that you please RSVP to the meeting you plan on attending using one of three methods:</p> <ul> <li>RSVP on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/planpgh/events" target="_blank">our Facebook page</a></li> <li>Use the&nbsp;<a href="http://planpgh.com/artpgh/block?id=509" target="_blank">RSVP form on the PLANPGH website</a></li> <li>Contact Morton Brown, Public Art Manager, at 412-255-8996 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:morton.brown@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=ARTPGH%2BDESIGNPGH%20Meeting%20RSVP">morton.brown@pittsburghpa.gov</a></li> </ul> <p>The next round of public meetings will occur in March 2013, when the public will have the opportunity to review and comment on the work completed to that date. There will be ongoing opportunities and subsequent public meetings for the public to become involved with&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH and&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">DESIGN</span>PGH over the next 12 months. Please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mypgh/signup.htm?mode=f&amp;f=46" target="_blank">www.planpgh.com</a>&nbsp;to sign up for email updates related to&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH,&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">DESIGN</span>PGH, and other components of&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 215, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH.</p> <hr /> <h3>About&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH &amp;&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">DESIGN</span>PGH</h3> <p>Conducted by the Department of City Planning and its consultants, initial public community meetings will engage residents to provide input about the design and function of their neighborhoods.&nbsp; Information will also be presented about the ARTPGH and DESIGNPGH plans, including the process, goals and outcomes of this endeavor.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH will create a strategy for the City to engage local, regional and national artists, facilitate care for its extensive art collection, and involve artists in public space, facility and infrastructure design.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">DESIGN</span>PGH will examine existing types of urban design and devise a plan with set guidelines that will inform future developers about the quality and character of design that is expected and feasible in our neighborhoods. The lead consultant for&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH and&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">DESIGN</span>PGH is Urban Design Associates (UDA), headquartered in Pittsburgh, who are working with City staff to conduct the planning process and public interaction of these two plans. In addition, Barbara Goldstein will be the lead sub-consultant on the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">ART</span>PGH process and Jon Rubin will lead the public outreach process for both plans.<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(255, 215, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH is a Comprehensive Plan that is created through a process that allows residents to voice their opinions and make suggestions about how the City can grow smartly over the next 25 years. It will guide elected officials, City staff, and stakeholders in making Pittsburgh an even better place to live, work, and play.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:58:29 -0500 You're Invited to Attend ARTPGH & DESIGNPGH Public Meetings http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1817 <p>We&#39;ve got a great series of <span style="color:#ff8c00;">ART</span>PGH+<span style="color:#800080;">DESIGN</span>PGH events coming up--info is below.&nbsp; You can also <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/ART+DESIGN_-_Nov2012_Meeting_Flyer.pdf" target="_blank">download the flyer for the events here</a>--help spread the word!<br /> <a href="#Schedule">Jump to the schedule</a></p> <h3><span style="color:#ff8c00;">ART</span>PGH+<span style="color:#800080;">DESIGN</span>PGH Public Meetings</h3> <p>This is your first opportunity to meet the <span style="color:#ff8c00;">ART</span>PGH + <span style="color:#800080;">DESIGN</span>PGH Team in person.&nbsp; Learn about and provide input into the planning process for the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s first ever public art and urban design plans.</p> <p>At these meetings we&rsquo;ll ask residents to provide input about the design and function of their neighborhoods.&nbsp; The team will discuss the general character, strengths, and weaknesses of our neighborhoods--from this we can start to craft policies to enhance our built environment.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll also present info about the <span style="color:#ff8c00;">ART</span>PGH + <span style="color:#800080;">DESIGN</span>PGH plans, including the process, goals, and projected outcomes of this exciting process.</p> <p>We need to hear from you, the residents, about what makes your neighborhood special.&nbsp; In order to translate that special character into real policies that will help to preserve and enhance our neighborhoods, we need you to participate!</p> <p>No prior knowledge of art or design is necessary!</p> <h3><a name="Schedule">When &amp; Where</a></h3> <p>We&#39;ve got six meetings located strategically throughout the City, allowing residents to participate near where they live or work.&nbsp; There will be two meetings per evening throughout the city. These meetings will cover the specific regions in which they take place, but all are welcome at each.</p> <p><strong>Tuesday, November 13th<br /> 6 pm to 8 pm</strong></p> <ul> <li>Brookline Carnegie Library<br /> 708 Brookline Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15226<br /> Public Transportation: Bus 39 and 41, Blue Line (T)</li> <li>The Kaufmann Center @ The Hill House<br /> 1825 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219<br /> Public Transportation: Bus 81, 82, and 83</li> </ul> <p><strong>Wednesday, November 14th<br /> 6 pm to 8 pm</strong></p> <ul> <li>The Brashear Association<br /> 2005 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203<br /> Public Transportation: Bus: 48, 51, 54, 75, 81 and 83</li> <li>Schenley Ice Rink<br /> 1 Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15207</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thursday, November 15th<br /> 6 pm to 8 pm</strong></p> <ul> <li>The Kingsley Association<br /> 6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206<br /> Public Transportation: Bus: 74, 77, 82, 86, and 89</li> <li>The Children&#39;s Museum of Pittsburgh<br /> 10 Children&rsquo;s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212<br /> Public Transportation: Bus: 1, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 2, 4, 54, 6, 7, and 8</li> </ul> <p>The full schedule can be found both at the <a href="http://planpgh.com/calendar.htm">PLANPGH Outreach page</a> and the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/planpgh/events">PLANPGH Facebook Events</a> page.</p> <hr /> <h3>Meeting RSVP</h3> <p>RSVP is suggested, but not required.&nbsp; We kindly ask that you please RSVP to the meeting you plan on attending using one of three methods:</p> <ul> <li>RSVP on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/planpgh/events" target="_blank">our Facebook page</a></li> <li>Use the <a href="http://planpgh.com/artpgh/block?id=509" target="_blank">RSVP form on the PLANPGH website</a></li> <li>Contact Morton Brown, Public Art Manager, at 412-255-8996 or <a href="mailto:morton.brown@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=ARTPGH%2BDESIGNPGH%20Meeting%20RSVP">morton.brown@pittsburghpa.gov</a></li> </ul> <p>The next round of public meetings will occur in March 2013, when the public will have the opportunity to review and comment on the work completed to that date. There will be ongoing opportunities and subsequent public meetings for the public to become involved with <span style="color:#ff8c00;">ART</span>PGH and <span style="color:#800080;">DESIGN</span>PGH over the next 12 months. Please visit <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mypgh/signup.htm?mode=f&amp;f=46" target="_blank">www.planpgh.com</a> to sign up for email updates related to <span style="color:#ff8c00;">ART</span>PGH, <span style="color:#800080;">DESIGN</span>PGH, and other components of <span style="color:#ffd700;">PLAN</span>PGH.</p> <hr /> <h3>About <span style="color:#ff8c00;">ART</span>PGH &amp; <span style="color:#800080;">DESIGN</span>PGH</h3> <p>Conducted by the Department of City Planning and its consultants, initial public community meetings will engage residents to provide input about the design and function of their neighborhoods.&nbsp; Information will also be presented about the ARTPGH and DESIGNPGH plans, including the process, goals and outcomes of this endeavor.</p> <p><span style="color:#ff8c00;">ART</span>PGH will create a strategy for the City to engage local, regional and national artists, facilitate care for its extensive art collection, and involve artists in public space, facility and infrastructure design. <span style="color:#800080;">DESIGN</span>PGH will examine existing types of urban design and devise a plan with set guidelines that will inform future developers about the quality and character of design that is expected and feasible in our neighborhoods. The lead consultant for <span style="color:#ff8c00;">ART</span>PGH and <span style="color:#800080;">DESIGN</span>PGH is Urban Design Associates (UDA), headquartered in Pittsburgh, who are working with City staff to conduct the planning process and public interaction of these two plans. In addition, Barbara Goldstein will be the lead sub-consultant on the <span style="color:#ff8c00;">ART</span>PGH process and Jon Rubin will lead the public outreach process for both plans.<br /> <br /> <span style="color:#ffd700;">PLAN</span>PGH is a Comprehensive Plan that is created through a process that allows residents to voice their opinions and make suggestions about how the City can grow smartly over the next 25 years. It will guide elected officials, City staff, and stakeholders in making Pittsburgh an even better place to live, work, and play.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:46:03 -0400 MOVEPGH Prioritization Workshops & Peer Cities Summit http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1784 <p>We&#39;ve got a great series of <span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH events coming up--info is below.&nbsp; You can also <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/MovePGH_Meeting_Flyer_(November_2012).pdf" target="_blank">download the flyer for the events here</a>--help spread the word!</p> <h3><span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH PRIORITIZATION WORKSHOPS</h3> <p>During the <span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH public comment period, Pittsburgh residents and stakeholders submitted project ideas for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s transportation future.&nbsp; Some of them were small; some were BIG!&nbsp; The <span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH team, based on the public&rsquo;s input, has assessed and prioritized these projects.&nbsp; Here&rsquo;s your first chance to see how they rank.</p> <p><strong>Workshop Schedule:</strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesday, November 7, 2012<br /> 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm</strong><br /> <a href="http://goo.gl/maps/fOzhZ">Kaufmann Center<br /> 1825 Centre Avenue<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15219</a></p> <p><strong>Wednesday, November 7, 2012</strong><br /> <strong>6:00 pm to 8:00 pm</strong><br /> <a href="http://goo.gl/maps/Saizt">Carnegie Library - East Liberty Branch<br /> 130 S Whitfield Street<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15206</a></p> <p><strong>Thursday, November 8, 2012<br /> 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm</strong><br /> <a href="http://goo.gl/maps/cISYs">University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall<br /> Connelly Ballroom, First Floor<br /> 4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</a></p> <p><strong>Thursday, November 8, 2012</strong><br /> <strong>6:00 pm to 8:00 pm</strong><br /> <a href="http://goo.gl/maps/t6kWG">Brashear Center<br /> 2005 Sarah Street<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15203</a></p> <hr /> <h3><span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH PEER CITIES SUMMIT</h3> <p>Join the Department of City Planning and representatives of some of the most innovative transportation projects of the last several decades at <span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH&rsquo;s Peer Cities Summit.&nbsp; The City is hosting key players of innovative transportation projects including Milwaukee&rsquo;s Park East Freeway, Chicago&rsquo;s Bicycle Program and Cincinnati&rsquo;s The Banks.&nbsp; The Summit will offer an opportunity to learn how these projects achieved public buy-in, secured funding and impacted communities.</p> <p><strong>Friday, November 9, 2012<br /> 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm</strong><br /> <a href="http://goo.gl/maps/gVesW">Carnegie Mellon University<br /> Rangos 3<br /> 5032 Forbes Ave<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15213</a></p> <p><strong>Scheduled Speakers Include</strong> (<a href="http://planpgh.com/movepgh/block?id=505" target="_blank">click here for more detailed bios</a>):</p> <p><strong>Peter Park</strong> served as the Manager of the Community Planning and Development Department for the City and County of Denver where he oversaw the Denver Transit Oriented Development Strategic Plan that serves as the foundation for Denver&rsquo;s future growth around FasTracks (the nation&rsquo;s largest regional transit expansion project). Prior to Denver, Peter served as City Planning Director in Milwaukee as replacement of the elevated Park East freeway with an at-grade boulevard that catalyzes new downtown development.</p> <p><strong>Scott Kubly</strong> currently serves as Managing Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation, overseeing planning and project development, traffic engineering, and the bikesharing program.</p> <p><strong>Michael Moore</strong> is the Director of Transportation and Engineering for the City of Cincinnati and has served the City since 1994. He previously worked in the capacity of City Architect, where he managed several projects including the &ldquo;The Banks&rdquo; Street Grid, the Cincinnati Streetcar Feasibility Study, the City&rsquo;s Gateway Program, and several neighborhood infrastructure and urban design projects.</p> <hr /> <p>Full details also available at <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/movepgh" target="_blank">www.planpgh.com/movepgh</a>.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:12:18 -0400 MOVEPGH Community Workshop #4 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1606 <p><span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH<strong> Community Workshop #4</strong> is focused on transportation issues in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s East End neighborhoods.&nbsp; This large area includes all the neighborhoods between the rivers (except for Downtown/Lower Hill and the riverfronts - <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/MOVEPGH_Workshop_Areas.jpg" target="_blank">Click here to view a map of the workshop focus geographies</a>). The workshop is open to the public &ndash; even if you do not live in these areas. Join the MOVEPGH team to discuss walkability, highways, transit, bicycling, and more.&nbsp; We need your input--drop in anytime during the times shown below and stay as long as you like!</p> <p><a href="http://goo.gl/bRe52" target="_blank">Download a flyer for the Workshop here</a>--feel free to print, distribute, post, etc.!</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Workshop #4 Schedule:</strong></h3> <p><strong>Workshop #4 Open House</strong>: See the <span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH team at work &amp; provide input</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">WHEN:&nbsp; Three open sessions--drop in any time<br /> WHERE:&nbsp; Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - East Liberty Branch (<a href="http://goo.gl/maps/y3Pz" target="_blank">130 S. Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</a>)</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Monday, August 6&nbsp; 11:00AM - 7:00PM</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Tuesday, August 7&nbsp; 11:00AM - 5:30PM</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Wednesday, August 8&nbsp; 11:00AM - 3:00PM</li> </ul> <p><strong>Workshop #4 Wrap-Up Event: </strong>A <span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH team progress report for the week</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">WHEN:&nbsp; Wednesday, August 8&nbsp; 6:00-8:00PM<br /> WHERE:&nbsp; Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - East Liberty Branch (<a href="http://goo.gl/maps/y3Pz" target="_blank">130 S. Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</a>)</p> <p><strong>Neighborhood Biking &amp; Walking Audits:</strong>&nbsp; Resident input is needed! Join us for walking and biking audits as we tour East End neighborhoods. This is your chance to take a walk or ride a bike with your neighbors and engage in discussion that improves the City&#39;s pedestrian and bicycle friendliness. Tours will begin at the East Liberty Carnegie Library and will canvass adjacent neighborhoods. There are five times to choose from!</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Sunday, August 5 4:00PM</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Monday, August 6 12:00PM</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Monday, August 6 6:00PM</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Tuesday, August 7 12:00PM</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Tuesday, August 7 6:00PM</li> </ul> <hr /> <h3><strong>About the </strong><span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH<strong> Design Workshops:</strong></h3> <p><span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH Workshop #4 is the fourth of four (4) week-long <span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH public designworkshops to be held around the City over a period of six months. Each workshop highlights different portions of the City of Pittsburgh--<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/MOVEPGH_Workshop_Areas.jpg" target="_blank">Click here to view the map of focus geographies of all four workshops.</a>&nbsp; These &ldquo;design studio&rdquo; workshops are multi-disciplinary, working design sessions where stakeholders, designers, technical experts, and the public work together to develop, design and plan solutions.&nbsp; The <span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH team works all week long in a different location for each of the four Workshops to develop and test various design and planning ideas related to:</p> <ul style="margin-left: 40px;"> <li>transportation solutions for areas of change and redevelopment;</li> <li>expanding multi-modal choice;</li> <li>developing street designs and complete streets;</li> <li>creating interlinked bike, pedestrian, transit, and street networks;</li> <li>protecting areas of no change;</li> <li>expanding connectivity;</li> <li>selectively expanding vehicle capacity</li> </ul> <p><strong>Workshop Format:</strong></p> <p>Each of the four workshops follows a similar schedule:</p> <p>Day 1, 2, &amp; 3 &ndash; Daytime Open House work sessions</p> <p>Day 3 &ndash; Evening Wrap-up event</p> <p><strong>Daytime Open Houses</strong> provide great opportunities for community groups, residents, the business community and others to interact with the planning team by expressing their ideas, plans, and concerns. Drop in any time!</p> <p><strong>Evening Wrap-up Meetings</strong> summarize all of the input received during the previous four days and offer another opportunity for an interactive discussion with other stakeholders and the <span style="color:#000080;">MOVE</span>PGH Team.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:23:34 -0400 PRESERVEPGH Public Meeting Reminder http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1482 <h2>Comment on <strong><span style="color:#581d03;">PRESERVE</span>PGH</strong> in Person!</h2> <p>Just a quick reminder that the two remaining <strong><span style="color:#330000;">PRESERVE</span>PGH</strong> public meetings are coming up this Wednesday and Thursday!</p> <p>As part of the final push for <strong><span style="color:#330000;">PRESERVE</span>PGH</strong> we&#39;ve got a series of four public meetings coming up to discuss it--we had two last week, and the remaining two are coming up soon--see the schedule below for more info.<br /> All meetings are free and open to the public.&nbsp; Also, we&#39;d like to remind you that the final draft of <strong><span style="color:#330000;">PRESERVE</span>PGH</strong> is ready for you to read &amp; comment on--it&#39;s available online until June 19.&nbsp; Go to <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/preservepgh" target="_blank">www.planpgh.com/preservepgh</a> for all info about the meetings and the document review.</p> <p><strong><span style="color:#330000;">PRESERVE</span>PGH Meeting Schedule:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Wednesday, June 13</strong> from 6:00 to 8:00 at Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Avenue (Larimer)</li> <li><strong>Thursday, June 14</strong> from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Village Tavern and Trattoria, 424 S. Main Street (West End)</li> </ul> <p>(<a href="http://www.planpgh.com/calendar.htm" target="_blank">Click here for the <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH </strong>Outreach Events website</a> for the calendar and all the details, or check out the events on our <a href="http://facebook.com/planpgh" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>).&nbsp; We&#39;ll discuss the final draft of <strong><span style="color:#330000;">PRESERVE</span>PGH</strong> and its recommendations at these meetings, so be sure to peruse it before you come--we&#39;ll be taking your comments and input at the meetings as well!&nbsp; <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/PreservePGH_Meeting_Flyer_(June_2012).pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download a meeting flyer</a>--send it &amp; print it!</p> <p>As always, you&#39;ll find general <strong><span><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</span></strong> info, meeting schedules, etc. at <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/" target="_blank" title="http://www.planpgh.com/"><span title="http://www.planpgh.com/"><span>www.planpgh.com</span></span></a>.</p> <p><strong>Thank you for your input!</strong></p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:21:25 -0400 PRESERVEPGH Final Draft Public Review & Comments http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1441 <p><strong><span style="color:#581d03;">PRESERVE</span>PGH</strong> (the Cultural Heritage &amp; Historic Preservation component of <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong>) is nearing completion, and we need your input at the <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> <strong>Exchange</strong> to help us get there (The <strong><a href="http://exchange.planpgh.com" target="_blank">PLANPGH Exchange</a></strong> website is the place to find surveys, polls, and documents of all sorts).</p> <p>Now is your chance to read and review the final draft of <strong><span style="color:#581d03;">PRESERVE</span>PGH </strong>at the<strong> <span style="color:#ffa500;">PLAN</span>PGH Exchange</strong>!&nbsp; We will be accepting comments online <strong>between May 18 and June 19</strong>.&nbsp; You&#39;ll find the link below to access the document.&nbsp; We couldn&#39;t have gotten this far without all the great input from the public at the various meetings, focus groups, and online interactions we&#39;ve had so far--your review and comments are very important at this final stage of <strong><span style="color:#581d03;">PRESERVE</span>PGH</strong>.</p> <h3>To access the <strong><span style="color:#581d03;">PRESERVE</span>PGH Final </strong>Draft <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/preservepgh/" target="_blank">click here</a>.&nbsp; This page will also be updated as the final review process progresses.</h3> <hr /> <h2>Comment on <strong><span style="color:#581d03;">PRESERVE</span>PGH</strong> in Person!</h2> <p>Also, we&#39;ve got a series of four public meetings coming up in June--they&#39;re located in various places across Pittsburgh.&nbsp; All meetings are free and open to the public.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Monday, June 4</strong> from 6:00 to 8:00 at The Grand Hall at The Priory, 614 Pressley Street (East Allegheny);</li> <li><strong>Tuesday, June 5 </strong>from 6:00 to 8:00 at The Brew House, 2100 Mary Street (South Side);</li> <li><strong>Wednesday, June 13</strong> from 6:00 to 8:00 at Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Avenue (Larimer);</li> <li><strong>Thursday, June 14</strong> from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Village Tavern and Trattoria, 424 S. Main Street (West End).</li> </ul> <p>(<a href="http://www.planpgh.com/calendar.htm" target="_blank">Click here for the <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH </strong>Outreach Events website</a> for the calendar and all the details, or check out the events on our <a href="http://facebook.com/planpgh" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>).&nbsp; We&#39;ll discuss the final draft and its recommendations at these meetings, so be sure to peruse it before you come--we&#39;ll be taking your comments and input at the meetings as well!&nbsp; <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/PreservePGH_Meeting_Flyer_(June_2012).pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download a meeting flyer</a>--send it &amp; print it!</p> <p>As always, you&#39;ll find general <strong><span><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</span></strong> info, meeting schedules, etc. at <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/" target="_blank" title="http://www.planpgh.com/"><span title="http://www.planpgh.com/"><span>www.planpgh.com</span></span></a>.</p> <p>Thank you for your input!</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 11:46:37 -0400 MOVEPGH Community Workshop #2 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1416 <p><strong>MOVEPGH Community Workshop #2</strong> is focused on transportation issues related to Downtown, Lower Hill, Uptown, South Side Flats, and Second Ave corridor (PGH Technology Center, ALMONO, and Hazelwood flats. The workshop is open to the public &ndash; even if you do not live in these areas. Join the MOVEPGH team for an open and interactive discussion about walkability, highways, transit, bicycling, and more.</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Workshop #2 Schedule:</strong></h3> <p><strong>All Workshop #2 events take place at <a href="http://g.co/maps/7gpts" target="_blank"><u>IBEW Local #5 - South Side Flats</u> (5 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203)</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Workshop #2 Kick-off Event:</strong> Describing the week&#39;s activities &amp; preliminary findings</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">WHEN:&nbsp; Monday, May 14&nbsp; 6:00-8:00PM</p> <p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>Workshop #2 Open House:</strong> See the MOVEPGH team at work &amp; provide input</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">WHEN:&nbsp; Three open sessions--drop in any time</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Tuesday, May 15&nbsp; 10:00AM - 7:00PM</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Wednesday, May 16&nbsp; 10:00AM - 7:00PM</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Thursday, May 17&nbsp; 10:00AM - 3:00PM</li> </ul> <p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>Workshop #2 Wrap-Up Event: </strong>A MOVEPGH team progress report for the week</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">WHEN:&nbsp; Thursday, May 17&nbsp; 6:00-8:00PM</p> <p><strong><a href="http://goo.gl/5f02c" target="_blank">Download a flyer for the Workshop here</a>--feel free to print, distribute, &amp; post!</strong></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>About the MOVEPGH Design Workshops:</strong></h3> <p>MOVEPGH Workshop #2 is the second of four (4) week-long MOVEPGH public designworkshops to be held around the City a six month period. Each workshop highlights different portions of the City of Pittsburgh--<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/MOVEPGH_Workshop_Areas.jpg" target="_blank">Click here to view the map of focus geographies of all four workshops.</a>&nbsp; These &ldquo;design studio&rdquo; workshops are multi-disciplinary, working design sessions where stakeholders, designers, technical experts, and the public work together to develop, design and plan solutions.&nbsp; The MOVEPGH team works all week long in a different location for each of the four Workshops to develop and test various design and planning ideas related to:</p> <ul> <li>transportation solutions for areas of change and redevelopment;</li> <li>expanding multi-modal choice;</li> <li>developing street designs and complete streets;</li> <li>creating interlinked bike, pedestrian, transit, and street networks;</li> <li>protecting areas of no change;</li> <li>expanding connectivity;</li> <li>selectively expanding vehicle capacity</li> </ul> <p><strong>Workshop Format:</strong></p> <p>Each of the four workshops follows a similar schedule:</p> <p>Day 1 &ndash; Evening Kick-off meeting</p> <p>Day 2, 3, &amp; 4 &ndash; Daytime Open House work sessions</p> <p>Day 4 &ndash; Evening Wrap-up event</p> <p>Evening Kick-off Meeting: sets the stage for the coming week, and provides a progress report on work to-date.</p> <p>Daytime Open Houses: provide great opportunities for community groups, residents, the business community and others to interact with the planning team by expressing their ideas, plans, and concerns. Drop in any time!</p> <p>Evening Wrap-up Meetings: will summarize all of the input received during the previous four days and offer another opportunity for an interactive discussion with other stakeholders and the MOVEPGH Team.&nbsp; MOVEPGH Project info can be found at <a href="http://goo.gl/Xmeji">www.planpgh.com/movepgh</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>More info about Workshops #3 and #4 will be coming soon!</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Hope to see you there!&nbsp; Remember to stay current with all of PLANPGH at <a href="http://www.planpgh.com">www.planpgh.com</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/planpgh">facebook.com/planpgh</a>!</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 11:54:16 -0400 MOVEPGH Community Workshop #1 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1338 <p><strong>MOVEPGH Community Workshop #1 </strong>is focused on transportation issues related to the Northside, Allegheny Riverfront, and West End Valley. The workshop is open to the public &ndash; even if you do not live in these areas. Join the MOVEPGH team for an open and interactive discussion about walkability, highways, transit, bicycling, and more.</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Workshop #1 Schedule:</strong></h3> <p><strong>Workshop #1 Kick-off Event: </strong>Describing the week&#39;s activities &amp; preliminary findings</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">WHEN:&nbsp; Monday, March 26&nbsp; 6:00-7:30PM</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">WHERE:&nbsp; Allegheny Middle School - Allegheny Center</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">810 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</li> </ul> <p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>Workshop #1 Open House</strong>: See the MOVEPGH team at work &amp; provide input</p> <br /> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">WHEN:&nbsp; Three open sessions--drop in any time</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Tuesday, March 27&nbsp; 10:00AM - 5:00PM</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Wednesday, March 28&nbsp; 10:00AM - 5:00PM</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Thursday, March 29&nbsp; 10:00AM - 3:00PM</li> </ul> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">WHERE:&nbsp; Sen. John Heinz History Center - Strip District</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</li> </ul> <p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>Workshop #1 Wrap-Up Event: </strong>A MOVEPGH team progress report for the week</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">WHEN:&nbsp; Thursday, March 29&nbsp; 6:00-7:30PM</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">WHERE:&nbsp; Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School - Allegheny Center</p> <ul style="margin-left: 40px;"> <li>50 Montgomery Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</li> </ul> <hr /> <h3><strong>About the MOVEPGH Design Workshops:</strong></h3> <p>MOVEPGH Workshop #1 is the first of four (4) week-long MOVEPGH public designworkshops to be held around the City over the next six months. Each workshop will highlight different portions of the City of Pittsburgh--<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/MOVEPGH_Workshop_Areas.jpg" target="_blank">Click here to view the map of focus geographies of all four workshops.</a>&nbsp; These &ldquo;design studio&rdquo; workshops will be multi-disciplinary, working design sessions where stakeholders, designers, technical experts, and the public will work together to develop, design and plan solutions.&nbsp; TheMOVEPGH team will work all week long in a different location for each of the four Workshops to develop and test various design and planning ideas related to:</p> <ul> <li>transportation solutions for areas of change and redevelopment;</li> <li>expanding multi-modal choice;</li> <li>developing street designs and complete streets;</li> <li>creating interlinked bike, pedestrian, transit, and street networks;</li> <li>protecting areas of no change;</li> <li>expanding connectivity;</li> <li>selectively expanding vehicle capacity</li> </ul> <p><strong>Workshop Format:</strong></p> <p>Each of the four workshops will follow a similar schedule:</p> <p>Day 1 &ndash; Evening Kick-off meeting</p> <p>Day 2, 3, &amp; 4 &ndash; Daytime Open House work sessions</p> <p>Day 4 &ndash; Evening Wrap-up event</p> <p>Evening Kick-off Meeting: sets the stage for the coming week, and provides a progress report on work to-date.</p> <p>Daytime Open Houses: provide great opportunities for community groups, residents, the business community and others to interact with the planning team by expressing their ideas, plans, and concerns. Drop in any time!</p> <p>Evening Wrap-up Meetings: will summarize all of the input received during the previous four days and offer another opportunity for an interactive discussion with other stakeholders and the MOVEPGH Team.&nbsp; MOVEPGH Project info can be found at <a href="http://goo.gl/Xmeji">www.planpgh.com/movepgh</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>More info about Workshops #2, #3, and #4 will be coming soon!</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Hope to see you there!&nbsp; Remember to stay current with all of PLANPGH at <a href="http://www.planpgh.com">www.planpgh.com</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/planpgh">facebook.com/planpgh</a>!</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:10:56 -0400 MOVEPGH Vision & Goals Public Meetings http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1302 <h3><strong>You&#39;re invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the vision and goals for <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);">MOVE</span>PGH, the transportation component of <span style="color: rgb(255, 215, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH!</strong></h3> <p>We need you to help us develop the vision and goals for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s first ever comprehensive transportation plan.&nbsp; We need your ideas for how you want to get around the City, and we hope you can come share them!</p> <p>Two identical Vision and Goals Sessions will be held</p> <h4><strong>Thursday, March 8, 2012</strong> at the <strong>CONSOL Energy Center </strong>in the <strong>Lexus Club</strong>, PNC Legends Level.</h4> <h4>The first session is scheduled to be from <strong>Noon to 2:00pm</strong>, and the second session will be held from <strong>6:00pm until 8:00pm</strong>.</h4> <p>The sessions will include a brief presentation and an interactive discussion on transportation vision and goals for the City of Pittsburgh to guide this 25 year plan.</p> <p>Access to the Lexus Club is provided off Centre Avenue through the Verizon Gate.&nbsp; Free parking is available after 5 PM in the South Lot across Centre Avenue from the Verizon Gate.&nbsp; Multiple Port Authority routes service the Fifth/Forbes Corridor adjacent to the CONSOL Energy Center as well as Centre Avenue, and the Steel Plaza &quot;T&quot; Station is located just a few blocks away.&nbsp; Bike parking is also available.</p> <h3><a href="https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw0xdSSLPcUHNWRiMTFlMDktNDExZS00YzU2LTkwM2MtNGRjMjdjOWU5ODNm"><strong>Click here to download the flyer for the meeting (PDF)</strong></a></h3> <p>As always, you can find more information about <strong><span style="color:#ffd700;">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> at <a href="http://www.planpgh.com">www.planpgh.com</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/planpgh">Spread the word on Facebook</a>--let everyone know you&#39;re coming!</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:55:33 -0500 Quarterly Progress Report: Issue #5 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1279 <p>Thank you for subscribing to <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH Update</strong>--the e-newsletter that keeps you up to date on all the latest <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> news and events.</p> <hr /> <p>In this edition of <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH Update</strong>, we&#39;d like to announce that we&#39;ve published our fifth <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> <strong>Quarterly Progress Report</strong>.&nbsp; These reports are intended to provide a brief review of the work that was completed over the previous quarter and a summary of what will be happening this quarter.&nbsp; This report includes highlights from our accomplishments in the <span style="font-weight: bold;">fourth</span><strong> quarter of 2011</strong>, and a look at the things happening in the <strong>first quarter of 2012</strong>.</p> <h3><a href="http://www.planpgh.com/files/2012-01.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to view the <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> Quarterly Progress Report</a>.</h3> <p>We&#39;ve also got <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/progress.htm" target="_blank">a page on <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH.COM</strong></a> where you can see an archive of all our past Quarterly Progress Reports.&nbsp; The current report will be hosted there, too.</p> <h3><strong>Thank you for your continued support of </strong><strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong><strong>!</strong></h3> <hr /> <h4>We&#39;ll be sending these updates to you periodically to let you know about public meetings, events, quarterly progress reports, and other <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> milestones.&nbsp; For the latest information about meetings, documents, and other news, <a href="http://www.planpgh.com" target="_blank">go to www.planpgh.com</a>.</h4> <h5>You&#39;re currently receiving PLANPGH Update because either you&#39;re already registered with the PLANPGH Exchange, or you receive other City Planning updates (Commission/Board notices, etc.).&nbsp; Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time using the link provided at the bottom of this message.</h5> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 11:02:40 -0500 We've Updated PGHSNAP, Pittsburgh's Neighborhood Map & Data Resource http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1270 <p>We are happy to announce that <strong>PGH<span style="color:#ffd700;">SNAP</span></strong>, Pittsburgh&#39;s online neighborhood data and map resource, has been updated!</p> <p>Since <strong>PGH<span style="color:#ffd700;">SNAP</span></strong> serves as the data foundation for <strong><span style="color:#ffd700;">PLAN</span>PGH</strong>, having fresh data is vital to the process of developing the plan.&nbsp; Mayor Ravenstahl&#39;s office made the announcement yesterday, and you can learn the specifics of the update below.&nbsp; As always, check for the latest <strong><span style="color:#ffd700;">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> information at <a href="http://www.planpgh.com">www.planpgh.com</a>, and get the new Pittsburgh data at <a href="http://www.pghsnap.com">www.pghsnap.com</a>!</p> <hr /> <p><strong>(PITTSBURGH)&nbsp; January 31, 2012</strong> &ndash; Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced that the Department of City Planning has launched a new and improved version of PGHSNAP, which now includes new data and a redesigned, user-friendly website - <a href="http://www.pghsnap.com">www.pghsnap.com</a>. PGHSNAP is an online, interactive neighborhood data and map resource that significantly improves access to statistics and maps for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s neighborhoods. PGHSNAP is a dynamic planning tool that can assist community stakeholders in determining where future investment is necessary.</p> <p>&ldquo;PGHSNAP has proven to be a valuable data resource for community members since it was launched in 2010,&rdquo; said Ravenstahl. &ldquo;There are numerous benefits of offering this new, cost-effective technology to the public -&nbsp; community groups can easily acquire the necessary information when applying for grant funding, realtors are able to help potential new residents learn what neighborhood is right for them, and organizations like the Urban Redevelopment Authority are able to identify which neighborhoods are in need of additional investment.&rdquo;</p> <p>Originally launched in February of 2010, the latest version launched today contains a great deal of new or updated information. Updated data comes from sources such as the 2010 U.S. Census, Claritas, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and various other public agencies.&nbsp; Also included are neighborhood rankings and top ten lists with topics such as: &ldquo;Most Owner-Occupied Homes,&rdquo; &ldquo;Most College Graduates,&rdquo; and &ldquo;Most Carbon-neutral Commuters.&rdquo;</p> <p>Updated categories include:</p> <ul> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Demographics</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Built environment conditions</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Transportation networks</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Social and housing vitality indicators</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Public services</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Open space</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Public assets</li> </ul> <p>The newly redesigned PGHSNAP website has a new map feature on its homepage that allows for users to get a quick summary of Census demographics by City neighborhood&mdash;cutting the time required for gathering such information to just a few seconds.&nbsp; Also, users will be able to download raw demographic and other City data for their own use.</p> <p>&ldquo;PGHSNAP helps the East Liberty Development, Inc. tell the story of change in our neighborhood with data assembled in a way that is easy to use and access,&rdquo; said Maelene Myers, executive director, ELDI. &ldquo;The Department of City Planning has done a great job in providing a resource for community-based organizations, but also for the many stakeholders we all serve.&rdquo;</p> <p>PGHSNAP was produced in-house by the Department of City Planning staff and was made possibly due to a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). In 2010, PGHSNAP was the recipient of a <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/article.htm?id=414">planning best practice award</a> from the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Planning Association and an honor award in analysis and planning from the American Society of Landscape Architects.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:18:08 -0500 MOVEPGH Public Kick-Off Meeting http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1256 <h3 style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.918);">We are pleased to inform you that the Public Kick-Off for&nbsp;<span style="color:#000080;"><strong>MOVE</strong></span><strong>PGH</strong> (the Multimodal Transportation Component of <strong><span style="color:#ffd700;">PLAN</span>PGH</strong><span class="Apple-converted-space">) </span>will be held&nbsp;<b>February 2, 2012 on the Carnegie Mellon campus from 6-8 PM</b> <strong>in Porter Hall.</strong></h3> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.918);">Porter Hall is located on Frew Street, adjacent to Schenley Park (<a href="http://g.co/maps/r9t3d">Click here to get directions)</a>.&nbsp; We will have signs directing you to the event.</p> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); "><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/MOVEPGH_january_2012_kickoff_-_flyer_DRAFT_1-18-12.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to view the invitation/flyer</a>--we&#39;d be grateful for your assistance in distributing the flyer in order to maximize turnout.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.918);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">The Public Kick-Off will feature a presentation that gives an overview of <strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);">MOVE</span>PGH</strong>, and will afford an opportunity to begin direct interaction between the project team and the public on this project, which is so critical to the City and the region.&nbsp; We will also discuss the plan&#39;s schedule in more detail, spotlighting the numerous public engagement events planned throughout 2012.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.918);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.918);">As always, project details, schedules, and more <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 215, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> info can be found at <a href="http://www.planpgh.com" target="_blank">www.planpgh.com</a>.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.918);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.918);"><strong>Thank you for your continued support, and we hope to see you on February 2nd!</strong></div> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:33:20 -0500 Quarterly Progress Report: Issue #4 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1172 <p> Thank you for subscribing to <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH Update</strong>--the e-newsletter that keeps you up to date on all the latest <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> news and events.</p> <hr /> <p> In this edition of <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH Update</strong>, we&#39;d like to announce that we&#39;ve published our fourth <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> <strong>Quarterly Progress Report</strong>.&nbsp; These reports are intended to provide a brief review of the work that was completed over the previous quarter and a look ahead at what&#39;s coming up next quarter.&nbsp; This one includes highlights from our accomplishments in the <strong>third quarter of 2011</strong>, and a look ahead to the <strong>fourth quarter of 2011</strong>.</p> <h3> <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/files/2011-04.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to view the <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> Quarterly Progress Report</a>.</h3> <p> We&#39;ve also got <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/progress.htm" target="_blank">a page on <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH.COM</strong></a> where you can see an archive of all our past Quarterly Progress Reports.&nbsp; The current report will be hosted there, too.</p> <h3> <strong>Thank you for your continued support of </strong><strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong><strong>!</strong></h3> <hr /> <h4> We&#39;ll be sending these updates to you periodically to let you know about public meetings, events, quarterly progress reports, and other <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> milestones.&nbsp; For the latest information about meetings, documents, and other news, <a href="http://www.planpgh.com" target="_blank">go to www.planpgh.com</a>.</h4> <h5> You&#39;re currently receiving PLANPGH Update because either you&#39;re already registered with the PLANPGH Exchange, or you receive other City Planning updates (Commission/Board notices, etc.).&nbsp; Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time using the link provided at the bottom of this message.</h5> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:36:04 -0500 Quarterly Progress Report: Issue #3 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=1041 <p> Thank you for subscribing to <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH Update</strong>--the e-newsletter that keeps you up to date on all the latest <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> news and events.</p> <hr /> <p> In this edition of <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH Update</strong>, we&#39;d like to announce that we&#39;ve published our third <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> <strong>Quarterly Progress Report</strong>.&nbsp; These reports are intended to provide a brief review of the work that was completed over the previous quarter and a look ahead at what&#39;s coming up next quarter.&nbsp; This one includes highlights from our accomplishments in the <strong>second quarter of 2011</strong>, and a look ahead to the <strong>third quarter of 2011</strong>.</p> <h3> <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/files/2011-03.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to view the <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> Quarterly Progress Report</a>.</h3> <p> We&#39;ve also got <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/progress.htm" target="_blank">a page on <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH.COM</strong></a> where you can see an archive of all our past Quarterly Progress Reports.&nbsp; The current report will be hosted there, too.</p> <h3> <strong>Thank you for your continued support of </strong><strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong><strong>!</strong></h3> <hr /> <h4> We&#39;ll be sending these updates to you periodically to let you know about public meetings, events, quarterly progress reports, and other <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> milestones.&nbsp; For the latest information about meetings, documents, and other news, <a href="http://www.planpgh.com" target="_blank">go to www.planpgh.com</a>.</h4> <h5> You&#39;re currently receiving PLANPGH Update because either you&#39;re already registered with the PLANPGH Exchange, or you receive other City Planning updates (Commission/Board notices, etc.).&nbsp; Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time using the link provided at the bottom of this message.</h5> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:38:39 -0400 Quarterly Progress Report: Issue #2 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=875 <p> Thank you for subscribing to <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH Update</strong>--the e-newsletter that keeps you up to date on all the latest <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> news and events.</p> <hr /> <p> In this edition of <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH Update</strong>, we&#39;d like to announce that we&#39;ve published our second <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> <strong>Quarterly Progress Report</strong>.&nbsp; These reports are intended to provide a brief review of the work that was completed over the previous quarter and a look ahead at what&#39;s coming up next quarter.&nbsp; This one includes highlights from our accomplishments in the <strong>first quarter of 2011</strong>, and a look ahead to the <strong>second quarter of 2011</strong>.</p> <h3> <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/files/2011-02.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to view the <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> Quarterly Progress Report</a>.</h3> <p> We&#39;ve also got <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/progress.htm" target="_blank">a page on <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH.COM</strong></a> where you can see an archive of all our past Quarterly Progress Reports.&nbsp; The current report will be hosted there, too.</p> <h3> <strong>Thank you for your continued support of </strong><strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong><strong>!</strong></h3> <hr /> <h4> We&#39;ll be sending these updates to you periodically to let you know about public meetings, events, quarterly progress reports, and other <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> milestones.&nbsp; For the latest information about meetings, documents, and other news, <a href="http://www.planpgh.com" target="_blank">go to www.planpgh.com</a>.</h4> <h5> You&#39;re currently receiving PLANPGH Update because either you&#39;re already registered with the PLANPGH Exchange, or you receive other City Planning updates (Commission/Board notices, etc.).&nbsp; Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time using the link provided at the bottom of this message.</h5> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:54:57 -0400 OpenSpacePGH Community Meetings http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=794 <p> As part of the public outreach for the Open Space, Parks, and Recreation component of <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 215, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> (<strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 128, 0);">OpenSpace</span>PGH</strong>), the City will be holding five public meetings in late April and early May.&nbsp; In these meetings, we will review what the purpose of <strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 128, 0);">OpenSpace</span>PGH</strong> is, its progress to date, and we will then place the attendees into smaller&nbsp;groups, where they will work together to assign monetary values to their priorities for parks, recreation, and vacant lot remediation/re-use techniques.</p> <p> The five meetings will be held during the last week of April and first week of May.&nbsp; You can <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/calendar.htm" target="_blank">go to the PLANPGH.com calendar page</a> to see exact times, dates, and places, or <a href="http://planpgh.com/files/OpenSpacePGH_Meeting_4-25-11.pdf" target="_blank">download a flyer with all the information (for printing and distribution</a>).</p> <p> The prioritization activities you&#39;ll participate in as&nbsp;interested parties and residents in these meetings will be critical to the success of this plan.&nbsp; It will also help us&nbsp;understand regional differences in priorities for the City&#39;s open space, parks, and recreation system, so getting a good&nbsp;turnout to these meetings is very important.&nbsp; We hope that you&#39;ll be able to attend one of these meetings and that you would kindly forward this&nbsp;on to your family, friends, and community organizations.&nbsp; (If you&#39;ve already heard about these meetings elsewhere or already received an email about them, we apologize--please bear with us as we try to get the word out as best we can!)</p> <p> Thank you for your interest in <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 215, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong>!&nbsp; We hope to see you at the community meetings!</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:18:17 -0400 PreservePGH Draft Recommendations http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=744 <p> <strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 0);">Preserve</span>PGH</strong> (the Cultural Heritage &amp; Historic Preservation component of <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong>) is heading into the home stretch, and we need your input at the PLANPGH Exchange to help us get there.</p> <p> The <strong><a href="http://exchange.planpgh.com" target="_blank">PLANPGH Exchange</a></strong> website is the place to find surveys, polls, and documents of all sorts--it&#39;s always a good idea to check back every now and then for new items.</p> <p> One item in particular on the site now is the <strong>PreservePGH Draft Recommendations</strong> document, which is available for public comment.&nbsp; If you haven&#39;t already, you&#39;re encouraged to read over the recommendations and comment on them--every bit of input you can provide helps!&nbsp; The document will be open for comments until <strong>March 4</strong>.</p> <p> Also, we&#39;d appreciate it if you could help spread the word about availability of the PreservePGH Draft Recommendations--the recommendations are a key part of the PreservePGH component itself, so the more input we get, the better the final product will be.</p> <h3> To access the Draft Recommendations document on the <a href="http://exchange.planpgh.com" target="_blank">PLANPGH Exchange, click here</a>.</h3> <p> <em>You&#39;ll find the document in the list at the bottom of the page, labeled &quot;PRESERVE: Draft Recommendations.&quot;</em></p> <p> As always, you&#39;ll find general <strong><span><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</span></strong> info, meeting schedules, etc. at <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/" target="_blank" title="http://www.planpgh.com/"><span title="http://www.planpgh.com/"><span>www.planpgh.com</span></span></a>.</p> <p> Thank you for your input!</p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:17:25 -0500 Quarterly Progress Report: Issue #1 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/article.htm?id=704 <p> Welcome to <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong><strong> Update</strong>--the e-newsletter that keeps you up to date on all the latest <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> news and events.</p> <p> We&#39;ll be sending these updates to you periodically to let you know about public meetings, events, quarterly progress reports, and other <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> milestones.</p> <hr /> <p> With this first edition of <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong><strong> Update</strong>, we&#39;d like to announce that we&#39;ve published our first <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> Quarterly Progress Report.&nbsp; These reports are intended to provide a brief review of the work that was completed over the previous quarter and a look ahead at what&#39;s coming up next quarter.&nbsp; This first one includes highlights from our accomplishments in all of 2010, and a look ahead to the rest of the first quarter of 2011.</p> <h3> <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/files/2011-01.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to view the <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> Quarterly Progress Report.</a></h3> <p> We&#39;ve also set up a <a href="http://www.planpgh.com/progress.htm" target="_blank">new page on <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH.COM</strong></a> where you&#39;ll be able to see an archive of all our Quarterly Progress Reports.&nbsp; The current report will be there--you&#39;ll also be able to find the reports we produce over the coming months and years as they become available.</p> <h3> Thank you for your continued support of <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong>!</h3> <hr /> <p> <small>You&#39;re currently receiving <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong><strong> Update</strong> because either you&#39;re already registered with the <strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 165, 0);">PLAN</span>PGH</strong> Exchange, or you receive other City Planning updates (Commission/Board notices, etc.).&nbsp; Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time using the link provided at the bottom of this message.</small></p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:43:00 -0500