PHCA president Alexis Miller has served on the Iron City Brewery steering committee since it was established early this year. The Master Planning process for the Iron City Brewery site is a joint project between the Lawrenceville Corporation, DLA Architects, and Collier Development. District 7 Councilman Patrick Dowd is also on the steering committee, as well as other representatives from neighboring organizations.
Now there’s another chance for the public to weigh in on what should happen at this historic site. Coming up on Tuesday, October 16th is the second “public engagement session” for the planning efforts for Iron City Brewery. The meeting will be in the old Brewery, Building O, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.. Use the entrance at 3340 Liberty Avenue (see map below).
We hope that Polish Hill residents, particularly those whose homes overlook the brewery site, will make an effort to attend the meeting and share their thoughts on the direction of future development. The Iron City Brewery site is important not only historically, but strategically. This large tract of land, right on the busway and located right on the borders of four neighborhoods (Polish Hill, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, and the Strip), could become something wonderful — if development is guided by community input.
(Photo of Iron City Brewery by Mark Knobil. See more of his work on Flickr)