Tell the Pittsburgh Penguins: "Follow the Hill District Community Plan!"
DID YOU KNOW? On September 19, 2014, the Pittsburgh Penguins submitted their Lower Hill plans to City Planning.
But they did not present their plans to the Hill District community. They did not follow the Hill District Community Plan. And they did not get community support.
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Reclaiming the Lower Hill
(Source: City of Pittsburgh SEA)
The Hill District Community is extremely concerned about the Lower Hill Redevelopment. Residents are concerned that the Penguins’ proposed housing prices will effectively exclude the vast majority of African-American households in Pittsburgh from living in a redeveloped Lower Hill District.
"Redevelopment for Whom?"
In the 1950s, the City of Pittsburgh seized the Lower Hill and razed the neighborhood.
Now, the City gave the Pittsburgh Penguins the right to develop the land.
Is the City investing in our communities? Or are they continuing the legacy of urban renewal?
[ Learn about Reclaiming the Lower Hill ]
Hill District Arts Committee
"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
[ Take our Hill District Arts Plan Survey ]
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 ]
A 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.
October 21, 2014 6:00 PM • Hill House Kaufmann Center 1825 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
October 21, 2014 6:00 PM • Westinghouse High School Auditorium, 1101 North Murtland St
October 21, 2014 7:00 PM • Kingsley Association (6435 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206)
October 22, 2014 3:00 PM • Knoxville Carnegie Library 400 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
October 23, 2014 9:00 AM • Hill District Library 2177 Centre Avenue at Kirkpatrick Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
October 24, 2014 1:00 PM • The Court of Ideas and the Kaufmann Center
October 28, 2014 6:00 PM • Ammon Recreation Center
October 29, 2014 2:00 PM • Kaufmann Center - 2nd Fl. 1835 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
October 29, 2014 6:00 PM • American Legion Langley Post, 496 – located at 2863 Chartiers Ave., Sheraden
October 31, 2014 3:30 PM • Blakey Program Center (1908 Wylie Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219)