There will be two big topics at the monthly community meeting. There’s the Polish Hill Pivotal Streets Façade Renovation Grant Program, which we are very excited to be introducing. Many residents have already inquired about the program or picked up applications. We’ll have the information and applications at the meeting, as well as a copy of the Design Guide to look at.
The main event of the meeting will be a presentation by City planners working on the Open Space section of PlanPGH. Planning staff will be on hand to speak about the plan and it’s recommendations.
The city’s open spaces comprise 18.7% of its land base and offer many benefits to residents. Open spaces support recreation, protect natural areas, enhance water and air quality, foster community identity and sustain community gardens. The plan will provide guidelines for optimal land use, infrastructure decisions, parks, greenways, as well as vacant and distressed properties.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who cares about these issues to have a voice in what will drive Pittsburgh planning for the next 25 years. City planners truly want the input of residents and community groups. We’ve been able to get the concerns of Polish Hill on their radar in terms of transportation planning. Now it’s time to weigh in about open spaces — something Polish Hill has a lot of. This is your chance to have a say in how Pittsburgh will evolve, and we hope you will attend.
The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on the lower level of West Penn Recreation Center, at 450 30th Street. For more information, call us at 412.681.1950, or email us.
To learn more about the meeting topics:
Read the Open Space section of PlanPGH, Pittsburgh’s 25-year plan.
Check out our post on the Polish Hill Pivotal Streets Façade Renovation Grant Program.