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Croatian Fraternal Union3441 Forbes AveUniversity of PittsburghDesign/Development ReviewPreliminary Planning and DesignThe University of Pittsburgh purchased the property from Allegheny County and filed for a permit to demolish the building. A coalition including Preservation Pittsburgh and the Croatian Fraternal Union submitted a nomination to City of Pittsburgh for historic designation. The Historic Review Commission accepted the application at their November meeting and is moving it forward. The project was removed from the Dec. 5 HRC hearing agenda while Pitt works on the design of the proposed new building. OPDC will update the community as we hear more. 12/3/2018
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"Murland Two"3440 Forbes AveMurland AssociatesDesign/Development ReviewPreliminary Planning and DesignPlanned to be a new-construction commercial development. 9/14/2018
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0 JulietDavid McCallinDesign/Development ReviewPreliminary Planning and DesignOwner currently plans on building one or two houses on the vacant lot.9/14/2018
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Duquesne Light SubstationJoncaire and Boundary (Parcel ID: 0053-A-00010-0000-00)Duquesne LightDesign/Development ReviewPreliminary Planning and DesignDuquesne Light purchased this parking lot. Council President Kraus is working with OPDC to ensure community engagement in the planning process. 8/31/2018
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Family House233 McKee PlaceDesign/Development ReviewPreliminary Planning and DesignThe owner of the vacant home that currently sits at 233 McKee plans to demolish the structure and rebuild a new 70 room Family House facility. The project is still in the early stages of planning, and while there is nothing yet scheduled at Planning Commission, OPDC will schedule community meetings in the first quarter of 2019. 11/20/2018
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Jewish Federation site234 McKee PlaceWalnut CapitalDesign/Development ReviewPreliminary Planning and DesignDeveloper plans to demolish the existing Jewish Federation building to construct new office/commercial space. Understanding that there are significant zoning issues and the process would benefit from additional planning,Walnut Capital will lease the existing main building as an interim use. This will allow more time to collaborate with OPDC on planning and community process about the site overall. 10/22/2018
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Oaklander Hotel Signage5130 Bigelow BoulevardPlanning and DesignConstruction of the hotel is complete and project developers are going through a public review process for two monument signs. OPDC will report when the signage will go to Historic Review Commission (HRC). 10/8/2018
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203 S. CraigDesign/Development ReviewPlanning and DesignThe owner of the property plans to add an addition to the front of the building. At a ZBA hearing on Sep. 27, the developer requested a continuance. The project has been placed on hold and the owner does not plan on rescheduling for the time being. 10/30/2018
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Wakefield StreetMedcoDesign/Development ReviewPlanning and DesignDeveloper proposes to build seven, market-rate, owner-occupied town homes on Wakefield Street. The ZBA hearing took place on November 29. OPDC will continue to work with the developers to discuss a potential contribution to affordable housing in Oakland through the Community Land Trust and further community meetings with the South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG). 11/29/2018
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Walnut on FifthWalnut CapitalDesign/Development ReviewPlanning and DesignDeveloper plans to build a 7-story office building geared toward technical, medical, and research companies. The initial plans are in compliance with zoning. Walnut Capital will be presenting their preliminary plans at a public meeting on January 23, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Oakland Career Center (294 Semple St.). 12/10/2018
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365 N. Craig Street Demolition365 N. Craig St.Sterling Land CompanyDesign/Development ReviewPublic ReviewSterling Land Company has filed an application with the City to raze the multi-family building at 356 N. Craig St due to structural and electrical concerns. The wall along N. Craig would remain the same, and the developer does not yet have plans for re-developing the property. OPDC will continue to update the community on any new information we receive.
10/18/2018
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3247 Ward St. OPA-HI Development LLCDesign/Development ReviewPublic ReviewThe owner of the vacant lot at 3247 Ward St. proposes to split the property into two parcels and build a single family house facing Ward and a duplex facing Hardie Way. The project is on the ZBA agenda for Dec. 13. The South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG) and OPDC oppose the current proposal because it would require a use variance in an area that is zoned R-1. 12/7/2018
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"TCS Hall"4900 Forbes Ave (Before Tepper Building)CMUDesign/Development ReviewFinal Planning and DesignThe TCS building is billed as the new entrance to CMU's campus and will consist of a mix of office and academic space. The building will be occupied by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and CMU's school of Computer science. CMU presented their plans for the project to BACA and OTF and plan to open the building in spring of 2020.9/14/2018
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"Former Cadillac dealership"3224 Boulevard of the Allies (Craft Place and Boulevard of the Allies)Walnut CapitalDesign/Development ReviewConstructionConstruction in process to convert the building into office space with attached parking. Tenant will be UPMC for office space, not clinical space.10/22/2018
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PAA4215 Fifth AvenueWalnut CapitalDesign/Development ReviewConstructionDeveloper is rehabbing the former PAA and incorporating office spaces, a fitness center, restaurants, and a social club.7/31/2018
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"Murland One"3420-3422 Forbes Avenue (Forbes and Coltart)Murland Associates, LLPDesign/Development ReviewConstructionNew construction of an eight-story office building at the corner of Forbes Ave and Coltart Ave. University of Pittsburgh will occupy the top four floors and CVS will occupy the bottom floor as retail space. OPDC hosted community meetings; the project is currently under construction.9/10/2018
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One on Centre4500 Centre AvenueEDRDesign/Development ReviewFinal Construction / LeasingLuxury student apartment building at the intersection of Craig St and Centre Ave. There is a mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units. Units are leased by the bed. OPDC and District 8 organized a community meeting on 8/6/2018 to give community members an opportunity to address any questions/concerns with the developer and property manger.8/1/2018
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0 Boundary Street / Yarrow WayThomas LiangDesign/Development ReviewNo Recent UpdatesOwner of the vacant lot at the corner of Boundary St. and Yarrow Way proposed to build four, two-unit town homes on the lot. OPDC coordinated a community meeting with the owner and architect on 9/27/2017. OPDC requested a postponement of the October 2017 ZBA hearing due to insufficient time for a community process. It was pulled from the ZBA agenda. OPDC continues to be vigilant as there are code enforcement concerns related to overgrowth and a failing retaining wall. The hearing scheduled for Thursday, November 15th has been postponed. OPDC will follow up with the developer on his plans going forward. 11/14/2018
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Oakland Gateway Ventures3401-3421 Bates Street, 392 Coltart AveOakland Gateway VenturesDesign/Development ReviewNo Recent UpdatesOakland Gateway Ventures (OGV) purchased the row house on Bates St. between Boulevard of the Allies and Zulema St in 2014. OGV proposed a development that was opposed by the community. OPDC, along with our local elected officials, opposes it as it is not consistent with the Oakland 2025 Master Plan or City of Pittsburgh zoning. Read the town hall minutes here: https://www.opdc.org/blog/2017/11/21/november-2nd-town-hall-meeting.11/2/2017
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The PortalWest OaklandDesign/Development ReviewNo Recent UpdatesThe Portal is a proposed development on three sites near Fifth Ave and Robinson streets that would include retail, restaurant, office, housing and hotel space. OPDC and West Oakland oppose the Planning Commission's approval. Although current efforts to continue the development are stalled, we are monitoring the project and will alert the community if developers resume plans.9/14/2018
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120 McKee PlaceUniversity of PittsburghDesign/Development ReviewInstallation of glass block windows at 120 McKee Place.9/4/2018
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Lawn/Ophelia Storm water parklet1 Lawn St. (Lawn St. and Ophelia St.)City of PittsburghGreen SpacesPlanning and DesignThe city is transforming the parklet at Lawn and Ophelia streets from an active recreation area to a naturalized public space with rain gardens, vegetated curb bump-outs, and native meadow plantings.7/31/2018
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Carlow P3 partnership RFQCarlow UniversityInstitutional Master PlanPreliminary Planning and Designsee Carlow IMP, below9/14/2018
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Carlow Master PlanCarlow UniversityInstitutional Master PlanPreliminary Planning and DesignOn 10/24/17, City Planning Commission issued a continuance for the Carlow IMP. Since that time, OPDC learned that Carlow was completing a revised traffic analysis and made other revisions discussed at a community meeting held 3/1/18. OPDC does not have additional information about the IMP moving forward. Carlow issued a RFQ for developers in early August 2018 for a potential partnership opportunity for Lot A on their campus.9/10/2018
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University of Pittsburgh Master PlanUniversity of PittsburghInstitutional Master PlanPlanning and DesignPitt hired a team of consultants to complete a campus master plan, which will be the basis for the institutional master plan required by the City of Pittsburgh zoning code. Pitt hosted a meeting Oct. 9 and solicited feedback on their general plan, which can be found here:https://www.campusplan.pitt.edu/. OPDC will work to encourage more iterative sessions where Oakland residents can provide input. 10/22/2018
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UPMC Heart and Transplant HospitalDe Soto and Fifth AvenueUPMCInstitutional Master PlanPublic ReviewUPMC plans on building a new heart and transplant hospital on the field in front of Presbyterian Hostpital on Fifth Avenue. The 18-story, 900,000 sq ft. building will have 620 private rooms for patients. UPMC has hosted two community meetings to answer resident questions and discuss how the development plans could include some community benefits. OPDC is working with UPMC to plan another public meeting and will keep residents updated on when and where that will take place. This hospital is consistent with the UPMC institutional master plan (IMP), which was approved by the city in late 2014. This development requires City Planning Commission approval, but does not need to go to City Council as it is in their IMP. UPMC anticipates taking this to Planning Commission in March 2019.11/27/2018
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Anderson BridgeCity of PittsburghTransit/InfrastructurePreliminary Planning and DesignDOMI has yet to announce if the bridge will need rehabilitation or a full replacement. OPDC is reaching out to the City to ensure there is community engagement in the planning process with particular focus on bicycle and pedestrian safety.9/10/2018
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Boulevard of the Allies Betterment ProjectBoulevard of the Allies from Downtown to Bates St.PennDOTTransit/InfrastructurePreliminary Planning and Design PennDOT held a public meeting on November 5 at 5:30 pm at University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall to discuss the project in detail with residents. The main components of the project involve basic infrastructure improvements such as pavement resurfacing and repainting crosswalks. 11/29/2018
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Mon-Oakland Mobility PlanCity of PittsburghTransit/InfrastructurePlanning and DesignThe Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is examining approaches to better connect Oakland, Four Mile Run, Greenfield, and Hazelwood in conjunction with planned storm water management improvements. For more information visit: http://mon-oaklandmobility.com/9/14/2018
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Hazelwood Green Phase 1 - Transportation MitigationSecond-Bates-TechnologyPennDOTTransit/InfrastructurePublic ReviewThe initial phase of the Hazelwood Green development includes intersection improvements near Second, Bates, and Technology Drive to improve traffic congestion.10/8/2018Hazelwood Green Presentation
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Bigelow Complete Streets ImprovementBigelow BoulevardCity of PittsburghTransit/InfrastructureFinal Planning and DesignThe Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) and the University of Pittsburgh are working together to redesign the stretch of Bigelow Boulevard between Fifth and Forbes Avenues. This redesign includes bike/pedestrian safety, a mid-block pedestrian crossing, reconfigured shuttle stops, and storm water catchment. University of Pittsburgh stated that it would provide a crossing guard to manage the high volume of pedestrians in an effort to maintain traffic flow and overall safety. Upon conferring with residents throughout the neighborhood and COR, OPDC testified at Art Commission that the crossing guard commitment be formalized via a written contract between the university and the city. At their meeting on 8/22/18, the Art Commission included the requirement in their final approval of the design.8/31/2018
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Forbes Avenue Betterment ProjectForbes AvenuePennDOTTransit/InfrastructureConstructionThe Forbes Avenue Betterment Project is a PennDOT project to improve road conditions on Forbes Avenue between the Birmingham Bridge and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) campus. The project includes repaving Forbes from the Birmingham Bridge to Margaret Morrison, introducing permanent bike lanes, and upgrading traffic signals and crosswalks, as needed.9/14/2018
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