BAPR PLANNING PROCESS

PLANNING PROCESS

History:

The Broadway Avenue Public Realm (BAPR) project was derived from the SMART TRID Study completed in May 2011, which covered the neighborhoods of Allentown, Beechview, Beltzhoover, and Mount Washington (SMART = South Metro Area Revitalization through Transit / TRID = Transit Revitalization Investment District). This work built on the prior TRID Study in Dormont.

The purpose of the SMART TRID Study was to examine the existing conditions and future opportunities located roughly within a ½-mile of South Hills Junction and the Red Line stops in Beechview with the goals of increasing transit ridership, spurring economic development, strengthening existing neighborhood assets, enhancing the public realm, improving safety, and encouraging community building around transit.

The main goals of this work were to:

  • Attract investment and redevelopment along the Red Line through transit and streetscape enhancements
  • Make it easy for people to choose another mode of transportation one way to alleviate congestion.
  • Enhance all T stations to be community assets

The SMART TRID Study can be found here.

 

Key Goals for Broadway Avenue:

  • Slow traffic
  • Improve safety
  • Improve the T-Stations
  • Manage stormwater
  • Encourage safe walking & biking
  • Promote a main street character

 

Timeline:

June 2017 Schematic design, stakeholder coordination, community walk-shop, and formation of Steering Committee

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July 2017 Public Meeting #1 at St. Catherine’s Church: present alternatives schematic designs and seek feedback

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February 2017 Public Meetings #2 & #3 at St. Pamphilus Church & Beechview Senior Center: present preferred alternatives and seek feedback, provide two engagement opportunities to reach broader audience

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Spring 2018 – Spring 2019 Final design and continued outreach. Public input summarized and transmitted on website. Presentation to neighborhoods directly affected and other community groups upon request. NOTIFY FOLLOW THROUGH
Summer 2019 – Fall 2019 Construction of Phase 1 (closure of slip lanes, pedestrian safety improvements, public art project, and  basic improvements to intersection of Beechview & Broadway Aves).

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2020 + Construction of Phase 2 (rebuild T-Station at Belasco to be ADA accessible, potential for improvements to the Plaza)

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Steering Committee:

Ana Flores Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
Andrew Dash Department of City Planning
Ashleigh Deemer Council Office
Bethani Cameron Council Office
Bob Hillen Beechview Merchants Association
Breen Macsiotra Port Authority
Denise Whetzel Pretty Up Beechview
Emily Gaspich   

Department of Mobility and Infrastructure

Felipe Palomo    Department of City Planning
Gina Anderson Beechview Revitalization Advisory Group
Judy Gumash     Community Leaders United for Beechview
Kristin Saunders Department of Mobility and Infrastructure
Kryn Sausedo Urban Redevelopment Authority
Melissa Harmon Beechview Revitalization Advisory Group
Natalia Rudiak   Councilwoman, District 4
Opal Middleton Friends of the Library, Pretty Up Beechview
Pete Wagner Beechview Merchants Association
Phyllis DiDiano Beechview Area Concerned Citizens