The Weil KaBOOM! Playground is NOW OPEN!
(Photography by CREW Productions)
On Friday, June 20th, 2014, the Hill District kicked off Build Day at Weil Elementary School. Over 219+ volunteers showed up from around the community and throughout the city. Together, we built a brand new KaBOOM! playground for youth in the Hill District... All in ONE DAY!
The Weil Playground Project was coordinated by KaBOOM! and community partners including the Hill District Consensus Group, Hill District Education Council, and Pittsburgh Public Schools.
The primary funding sponsors included The Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Penguins, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
Local funding sponsors included McAuley Ministries, POISE Foundation, KBK Foundation, and Mistick Construction.
And, of course, to all our wonderful volunteers... thank you for helping make a dream into reality!
[ Click here for photos from Build Day ]
Hill District Arts Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Hill House Association
Kaufmann Center, 2nd Floor Conf Room
[ Event Details ]
Help Develop an Arts Plan for the Hill
The Greater Hill District Master Plan calls for a community vision for the arts. This Arts Plan would include everything from art classes to creating artist residencies to using arts to brand a district identity. To get the ball rolling, we are asking community members who live and/or work in the Hill District how they want the arts to grow in their neighborhood.
To learn more, email Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear City Planning:
"Who will be able to live in the Lower Hill?"
Will you join us in asking the Department of City Planning to require the Pittsburgh Penguins to conduct a fair housing market study to determine the likely racial composition of housing in the redeveloped Lower Hill District.
[ "Who will be able to live in the Lower Hill?" ]
Will your organization sign-on?
Call 412.697.4692 or e-mail email@example.com
Youth Organizing Program
The Youth Organizers for Education Change program is seeking interested high school students! Youth organizers will work to create educational change in our schools and improved quality of life for our neighborhood youth.
[ Learn about the Youth Organizing Program ]
Curtain Call & PGH 4 ART
"Public money for public art!"
The Hill District Consensus Group is working with PGH4ART to bring the Hill District Curtain Call to life and support Public Art in our city.
[ Learn about the Curtain Call + PGH 4 Art ]
Inclusionary Zoning for the Lower Hill
(Source: City of Pittsburgh SEA)
"Redevelopment for Whom?"
The Hill Master Plan includes a number of Strategies for Reclaiming the Lower Hill, including community-driven provisions for Inclusionary Zoning in the Lower Hill Redevelopment.
30% Affordable Housing & 20% Hill Businesses
[ Learn about Reclaiming the Lower Hill ]
The Dollar A Car Campaign
"Public subsidy for public benefit!"
A Dollar A Car from Lower Hill parking for a Hill Community Improvement Fund. The process is underway to rewrite the zoning code for the Lower Hill parking lots. The new zoning must include community benefits for the Hill.
[ Learn about the Dollar A Car Campaign ]
Greater Hill District Master Plan
(Source: Greater Hill District Master Plan)
"By the community, for the community!"
Completed in 2011, the Greater Hill District Master Plan is a guide for future community development efforts. Community residents and stakeholders worked together to craft this collective vision for the future of our neighborhood.
September 02, 2014 5:30 PM • Hill House Association, Kaufmann Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1825 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
September 04, 2014 11:30 AM • St. James church in Wilkinsburg, at 718 Franklin Ave, 15221
September 06, 2014 10:00 AM • Josh Gibson Field, 2217 Bedford Avenue
September 09, 2014 6:00 PM • MLK Field, off of Kirkpatrick St
September 10, 2014 4:30 PM • 2177 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219
September 11, 2014 7:30 AM • Alcoa, 201 Isabella Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
September 11, 2014 8:00 AM • Rodef Shalom, 4905 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
September 11, 2014 2:00 PM • 200 Ross Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
September 12, 2014 10:00 AM • Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
September 18, 2014 9:00 AM • Hill District Library 2177 Centre Avenue at Kirkpatrick Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219