Development Activities Meetings


Purpose of the Meeting

To give citizens, property owners, business owners, and stakeholders an opportunity to learn about the proposals that affect them and resolve concerns at an early stage of the application process.



All applicants shall hold a Development Activities Meeting at least 30 days prior to the first public hearing. Development Activities Meetings shall be required for the following projects that require a Public Hearing at Art Commission, Historic Review Commission, Planning Commission or the Zoning Board of Adjustment, and meet one of the following project thresholds:

  • 2,400 sq. ft. of new or expanded structure
  • 4+ new residential units
  • New or enlarged parking area with 10+ stalls
  • Use Variances
  • Zoning Map Amendments
  • Project Development Plans
  • Planned Developments - PDP
  • Planned Developments - FLDP
  • Master Development Plans
  • Institutional Master Plans
  • An application to Historic Review Commission
  • An application to Art Commission


How to Schedule a Development Activities Meeting

Prior to filing a Zoning & Development Review Application, applicants must coordinate with the applicable RCO to schedule a time, date and place of a public meeting to discuss the applicant’s proposal. The applicant shall then notify the Department of City Planning and neighborhood planner of the time, date and place of the public meeting and include it on the application form. If there are two or more RCO’s whose registered boundaries include the applicant’s property, the Department of City Planning shall schedule a time, date and place of a public meeting to discuss the applicant’s proposal with the applicable RCO’s and notify the applicant.


Notice of Meeting

To submit an application, the applicant shall provide the date, time and location of the neighborhood meeting. The applicable RCO(s), using methods from their communication strategy, will notify the residents, property owners, business owners, and other stakeholders of the time, date and location of the Development Activities Meeting at least 10 days prior to the Development Activities Meeting. This notice should include:

  • The substance and location of the proposal.
  • The meeting date, time and location.


Upcoming Development Activities Meetings

Neighborhood Meeting Date Meeting Location Project Parcel Number Zoning & Development Review Application Number
Uptown Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, 1945 Fifth Ave. 1707 Fifth Avenue Apartments    


Development Activity Meetings Staff Reports

Neighborhood Date Project Report Parcel Number Zoning & Development Review Application Number
Bloomfield September 4, 2019 West Penn Hospital Institutional Master Plan Report 51-A-241, 295, 303, 305, 306, 307; 51-B-12, 14, 15-A, 15-B, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22-A, 22-B, 23, 24, 25, 36; 51-F-192  
Carrick July 15, 2019 Dollar General Report 94-J-196  
Downtown September 4, 2019 909 Liberty Ave. Report 9-N-59  
Downtown October 3, 2019 439 Wood St. Report 1-H-240  
Downtown October 3, 2019 915 Liberty Ave. Report 9-N-58  
Downtown November 21, 2019 610 Wood St. Report 2-A-15  
Downtown January 3, 2020 Alcoa Building Report 2-A-240, 240-A, 240-B  
Friendship November 4, 2019 5226 Penn Ave Report 5-R-284  
Garfield September 17, 2019 5111-5113 Penn Avenue Report 50-K-347, 348, 349  
Hill District January 21, 2020 New Granada Apartments Report 10-N-267,268, 269, 270, 273, 274, 278, 279, 280, 282, 283, 289, 290  
Larimer September 5, 2019 Bakery Square Development Report    
Larimer January 7, 2020 Silverio Hoffman Fitness Report 144 Julius Street DCP-ZDR-2019-08380
Larimer February 6, 2020 2020 Bakery Square Refresh Report 84-M-108 DCP-ZDR-2019-01876
Oakland March 27, 2019 4255 Parkman Ave. Report 27-G-188  
Oakland March 27, 2019 Point Park Playhouse Report 28-J-266  
Oakland May 29, 2019 District Hall Report    
Oakland May 29, 2019 Pole Banners Report    
Oakland May 29, 2019 Scaife Hall Report 28-B-311  
Oakland May 29, 2019 0 Boundary St. Report 28-S-250  
Oakland June 3, 2019 207 Lytton Ave. Roof Replacement Report 27-L-194  
Oakland August 28, 2019 University of Pittsburgh Banners Report    
Oakland September 10, 2019 214 South Craig St. Mixed-Use Development Report 52-J-164  
Oakland October 24, 2019 300 South Craig St., Fuku Tea Report 51-N-8  
Oakland October 24, 2019 4040 Bigelow, Ledge House Report 27-G-167-0-1  
Oakland November 18, 2019 University of Pittsburgh, Institutional Master Plan Report    
Oakland November 26, 2019 3611 Parkview Ave Report 28-M-138  
Oakland November 26, 2019 0 Boundary St., follow-up meeting Report 28-S-250  
Polish Hill August 14, 2019 3250 Liberty Ave Report 25-D-243  
Polish Hill November 18, 2019 Donnie's Place, Herron Avenue Report 26-E-197  
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