PITTSBURGH, PA (November 6, 2019) – On Tuesday, November 5, the City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission unanimously adopted the Greater Hazelwood Neighborhood Plan.
The Greater Hazelwood Neighborhood Plan is a collective effort of the Greater Hazelwood Community Collaborative and the Department of City Planning, along with residents and stakeholders. Based on a robust input process, the plan takes community input and outlines ways to strengthen and improve the community while preparing for future growth and change. The plan’s objective is to develop without displacement. The plan is available for viewing at https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/ghnp.
As the neighborhood continues to evolve, the community will use this plan to ensure it remains an inclusive, family-friendly neighborhood that recognizes its’ greatest asset is its’ people.
“When we think of development in Hazelwood, we don’t think about bricks and mortar first. We think of the people first,” said Tim Smith, president of the Greater Hazelwood Community Collaborative. “Families, children, youth and senior citizens are the lifeblood of every community.”
The planning process included three public open houses and many public meetings hosted by a network of Action Teams. The Steering Committee received input through community surveys, workshops and interviews with residents.
“The Greater Hazelwood community came together to share their visions for the neighborhood and how those visions could be achieved,” said Ose Akinlotan, project manager. “Over the past two years we have used those comments to create a plan for development with displacement that will help to improve the community.”
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Project Manager, Neighborhood Planner
Acting Director, Department of City Planning