Office of Neighborhood Initiatives
Streetscape Improvements

The URA and the Mayor's Office have established contacts in, and coordinated outreach to, every neighborhood business district in order to prioritize needs and select improvements to install in each area. The following menu has been offered to all business districts:

  • Street Trees
  • Trash/Recycling Receptacles
  • Bike Racks
  • Benches/Street Furniture
  • Storefront Renovation Grants
  • Banners
  • Gateway Signage

Trash Receptacles

250 trash receptacles have been purchased and installed in: Carrick, Morningside, Troy Hill, Oakland, Hill District, Garfield, East Liberty, Knoxville, Downtown, Sheraden, Brookline, Upper Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Polish Hill, Brighton Heights, Mt. Washington, East Allegheny, Strip District and Homewood with more installations slated upon request.

If you are a business owner and would like to request a garbage can please complete our request formPDF File.


By working with TreeVitalize, the Taking Care of Business Districts Program has planted more than 1,500 street trees in our neighborhoods alone. TreeVitalize supplies the trees and educates the property owner on tree care, while the City covers the costs of the expansion of street tree pits, the tree planting and the new street tree pit costs. Trees have been planted in the following neighborhoods: Carrick, Morningside, Marshall Shadeland, Lower Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, East Liberty, Hill District, Manchester, Polish Hill, Perry South, West End and the Strip District with more slated for this fall and future plantings.

If you are a business owner and would like to request a street tree please download and complete the Adjacent Property Owner Consent FormPDF File and return to:

Christine Berger
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenshahl
512 City-County Building
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Bike Racks

Through TCOB and in partnership with Bike Pittsburgh, the City has installed 200 bike racks in business districts and main corridors across the City.


Each of our Neighborhoods has its own character. The TCOB program works to provide neighborhood-specific banners to neighborhood business districts. This allows the business district to design their own banner that fits into their overall business district branding campaign. The program will then work to fabricate and install the banners in the business districts. Banners that have used the TCOB program are currently up in Lawrenceville and Oakland.


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