Mayor's June newsletter

Dear Neighbors,

Our City is about to embark on it’s first ever City of Pittsburgh Comprehensive Plan. This Comprehensive Plan encompasses a host of issues, designed to work in concert with each other.  This will allow us to initially examine, in detail, how a plan for one area of the City would enhance or be detrimental to another area.

Twelve components will be under consideration in the City’s Comprehensive Plan:

1. Open Space, Parks and Recreation 7. Energy

2. Cultural Heritage 8. Infrastructure

3. Transportation 9. Economic Development

4. Public Art 10. Housing

5. Urban Design 11. Education

6. Public Facilities and Services 12. Land Use

A Comprehensive Plan is created through a process that allows residents to voice their opinions and make suggestions about how the City can grow gracefully over the next 25 years. This involves a process that will attract investment to the City and establish the most cost effective use of tax-payer dollars over those 25 years. The plan will help guide our elected officials, decision makers and residents make Pittsburgh an even better place to live, work, learn, play and thrive.

To all of you who have access to the internet, I ask that you visit to learn about the framework of PLANPGH and the Open Space, Parks, and Recreation Plan (OPEN SPACE PGH). In the near future we will post the PLANPGH Exchange.   By registering on the Exchange, residents will have the opportunity to complete various surveys and polls posted on the site.  You may also review and comment on the drafts of plan components as they are available. There will be additional opportunities for public involvement with the Plan. Currently on site you can find the survey for another component just getting underway, PRESERVEPGH, the Cultural Heritage Plan. I encourage you to complete this survey.  It will help us plan the City’s vision for historical and cultural resources.

We are also on Facebook and Twitter under PLANPGH, and will be updating our pages with announcements and meeting invitations, so look us up and become a fan of the Plan!  For more information or to get involved, please visit