Friends and Neighbors: please take a moment to peruse the Beltzhoover Housing Style Guide. Prepared by UDream Fellows Alexis Hayes, Jovanna Nelson, and Tamara Cartwright with Carnegie Mellon University Architecture student Nikhil Sambamurthy, this wonderful document provides great insight into the housing styles and history of the historic Beltzhoover neighborhood.
With an eye toward guiding future in-fill development in Betlzhoover, the style guide is an important tool in making sure that the unique character and design of Beltzhoover is recorded and maintained for generations to come.
Our sincere thanks go out to everyone at the URA who contributed to the guide and we look forward to working with the Beltzhoover Community and future developers to make this vision a reality!
We are very excited to share this wonderful document with everyone in District 3. It is great to know that such amazing work is being done by such talented and motived people in our community.
Prepared by a team of interns and staff members at the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority, the Greater Beltzhoover Toolkit "contains urban design strategies linked with corresponding urban planning and policy initiatives. These strategies are intended to reflect the neighborhood's values, wants, and needs.
"The purpose of this toolkit is to provide an easy reference document for future development in the neighborhood of Beltzhoover. This toolkit is... a starting point for redevelopment, with a central focus on urban design as a catalyst for future projects."
Please take a moment to look over the booklet and do not hesitate to contact us with questions or comments.
Special thanks should be given to Mary Taylor and Naomi Ritter for all of their hard work in putting the Toolkit together.
posted 4/08/15 @ 12:00 am
Mayor Sophie Masloff
Today, I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Former Mayor Sophie Masloff. Sophie was truly one in a million, and this is a huge personal loss for the City of Pittsburgh and all whose lives were touched by her. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the Masloff family in their time of loss. May her memory and legacy never be forgotten.
posted 8/17/14 @ 5:09 pm
East Warrington Avenue Spray Park Ground-Breaking!
On Wednesday, July 17th, Councilman Kraus joined Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Councilman Corey O'Connor and Director of Public Works Rob Kaczorowski, along with community members from Beltzhoover and Allentown, in breaking ground on the new spray park behind the East Warrington Avenue Recreation Center. Construction will continue for a month, with the park slated to open by the end of August.