Excerpts from the District 7 monthly newsletter

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Here are upcoming events excerpted from the District 7 monthly e-newsletter.

Parking Permit Meeting in Lower Lawrenceville

On September 4th, there will be an informational meeting regarding the Residential Parking Permit Program for a section of Lower Lawrenceville.  The affected area can be found here.  This is the first step in the lengthy resident-driven process.  It will not be determining the final outcome, but is designed to provide information to residents regarding the program.

Voice Your Opinion on the Capital Budget!

The City of Pittsburgh announced two public hearings designed to give residents the opportunity to voice their opinion about the 2015 Capital Budget.   The first hearing will occur at 6:00 pm on September 19th at the Ammon Recreation Center, 2217 Bedford Avenue.  The second hearing is scheduled for 6:00 pm on October 29th at the Morningside Senior Center, 6944 President Way.  City assets such as bridges, roads, parks, and buildings are built and renovated through funding provided by the Capital Budget.  It also supports long-lasting programs to strengthen neighborhoods and improve resident quality of life.  If you would like to give testimony at either of the meetings you can register ahead of time with Jennifer Sample Presutti at 412-255-2640 and jennifersample@pittsburghpa.gov, but registration at the meetings is also acceptable.

News from the Neighborhoods

Pittsburgh Park(ing) Day

Spend a day this fall reimagining urban space in the City of Pittsburgh!  The 7th Annual Pittsburgh Park(ing) Day is happening on September 19th.  Each year individuals, community groups, organizations, and businesses set up displays in designated parking spots to showcase the power of “green” in otherwise “gray” areas.  The goal is to showcase the possibilities for reducing pollution and highlight how land development is impacted by automobile use. Read about last year’s event here. A map of locations will be coming soon and can be accessed here.

LIVE! in Lawrenceville

The annual benefit for Lawrenceville United, Live! In Lawrenceville, is just around the corner!  Enjoy live music, an auction, interactive games, dancing, and food from Butcher on Butler, Dive Bar & Grill, Hambones, and other Lawrenceville businesses.  The event on September 20th is your chance to celebrate and learn about the programs offered by Lawrenceville United.  Purchase your ticket today!

Ground Breaking at Three Crossings Coming Soon

One of the major redevelopment efforts slotted for the Strip District should begin in September.  Three Crossings is designed to include a 299-unit apartment building with 250,000 square feet of office space next to a multimodal garage with 700 parking spaces.  The project is envisioned as helping connect downtown to Lawrenceville.  Read more about it here.

ReLeaf Lawrenceville!

Join Tree Pittsburgh to learn about Pittsburgh’s first neighborhood level urban forest master plan.  On September 17th at St. Augustine’s, 225 37th Street, between 6:30 and 8:00pm the organization will be unveiling the plan and discussing next steps.  Enjoy light refreshments and participate in the effort to re-leafing Lawrenceville!

Polish Hill Market is Back in Business!

Alfred’s Deli & Market equipped with new sign, fresh paint, and polished hardwood floors has re-opened in Polish Hill on Brereton Street.  The redesigned market will carry the basics (milk, butter, eggs, etc.), but also be full of local produce, organic and gluten-free items, Polish favorites, and household items.  The store hopes to continue to carry on the tradition of being a small, local grocery store built to serve the neighborhood and be part of the community.   Read more about it here. 

Did you Know?

Besides holding public hearings regarding the capital budget as mentioned above, the City of Pittsburgh also holds public hearings concerning Community Development Block Grant allotment.  These meetings offer citizens the opportunity to express thoughts and voice opinions to help guide local spending and the implementation of projects.  These meetings are part of the Citizen Participation Plan used by the Department of City Planning to ensure citizens are offered the opportunity to participate in the process.  The CPP can be found here.

Upcoming Festivals and Special Events

Pro Bike Pro Bike Pro Place Conference September 8th-11th

Morningside Mile September 13th

Thrival: Innovation and Music Festival September 13th-14th

Pittsburgh Park(ing) Day September 19th

LIVE! in Lawrenceville September 20th

Friendship House Tour September 28th

Find a complete list of upcoming events on the District 7 calendar.

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