DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING

Resources

Year Name of Plan Description
2009 Hill District Green Print This plan was initiated by a consortium of Hill District organizations called Find the Rivers! and revolves around the concept that the Hill District should take advantage of its unique landscape, history, and nature to create a more livable and healthy “village in the woods.” Noted landscape architect Walter Hood led the project and continues to invest his time and expertise in the Hill District.
2011 Greater Hill District Master Plan This plan was created by a large Steering Committee of community leaders in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh and the URA. The plan established community goals and principles that continue to guide community programs, development decisions, and investments.
2011 Herron Avenue Revitalization Planning Strategy This strategy was funded by the U.S. EPA and engaged a group of community organizations called the Herron Avenue Corridor Coalition to identify viable near- and long-term development opportunities for this important street. These ranged from residential, retail, and commercial development with a potential park as a near term use.
2012 Schenley Heights Toolkit This document was developed by UDREAM fellows from Carnegie Mellong University in collaboration with community organizations to provide a reference for residents to use as they undertake residential infill and green space projects in the Schenley Heights area of the Hill District.
2013 Hill District Vacant Property Study This study analyzed vacant properties and stated development objectives from past plans to make specific recommendations about which buildings should be reused and which should be demolished to allow for open space or other community-desired projects. It also includes five recommended development focus areas and the GIS dataset used to conduct the study.
2015 Centre Ave Corridor Redevelopment and Design Plan This award-winning plan focuses on an economic and residential development future for the Centre Avenue corridor with specific concepts for nodes or “centres” of activity focused on culture, opportunity, or cultivation.
2018 Choice Neighborhood Plan (Bedford Connects Transformation Plan) This plan for the Middle Hill was funded by the HUD Choice Program and was part of an application for funding that would replace the Housing Authority’s existing Bedford Dwellings complex with a range of housing options for current and future residents. Additional aspects of the Choice program and this plan included physical and programmatic investments in the community.