PBNDC Community Meeting - 7-8:30pm, Westinghouse Park Shelter

Board elections to be held at this meeting. Held the first Monday of every odd numbered month. Updates and dialogue from the PGH City authorities, the community's Property Development committee, Beautification and Strategic Planning Committee, Social Development Committee and Communications Committee.

Community Kick-off meeting with Lexington Partners, 6pm at Construction Junction

This will be the first meeting where Lexington Partners will be able to talk about their plans and community engagement process with our community at large.

From the URA’s website on the Lexington Development:

“Lexington Technology Park [is] a 16.5-acre site in the Point Breeze North neighborhood adjacent to Homewood Station on the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway. The URA issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for redevelopment of the Lexington Technology Park on March 13, 2018. The URA received seven proposals on May 14, 2018. A Review Committee, consisting of representatives from community organizations, elected officials, the Department of City Planning, and URA staff, was established to evaluate the proposals in order to make a recommendation to the URA Board of Directors. By consensus, the Review committee recommended the Lexington Partners of Pittsburgh, LLC proposal.

Lexington Partners of Pittsburgh, LLC is a newly formed MBE-led corporation comprised of Icon Development and KBK Enterprises. Lexington Partners of Pittsburgh proposes to redevelop both the N. Homewood and N. Lexington Parcels into a mixed use, mixed income development.

Exclusive Negotiations is the first of three (3) URA board actions in the URA’s Disposition Process that occur prior to the sale of the property. During this period of Exclusive Negotiations, the redeveloper will complete due diligence, continue to advance the URA’s community engagement process, present designs to the community for input, prepare a preliminary budget, explore financing sources, and complete a Redevelopment Proposal Package for submission to the URA board.”

Community Special Meeting - Westinghouse Park Shelter, 6pm

The URA has approved to move forward into the due diligence period with the Lexington Partners of Pittsburgh (Icon and KBK) as the developers for the Lexington Technology Park development. Our next steps during this due diligence period will be to create a Community Engagement Agreement with the developer which will need to be in place prior to the developer advancing to further due diligence phases with the URA.  This document will outline a mutually agreed upon Engagement Agreement between the developer and PBNDC.  The document will outline engagement expectations with the community through the design and construction process.   If you have an interest in helping to develop this Community Engagement Agreement, we are looking for individuals that can dedicate their time to the next three meetings consistently: 

  • Nov 12th – 7:00pm-8:30pm at Westinghouse Park Shelter

  • Nov 19th – 7:00pm-8:30pm at Westinghouse Park Shelter

  • Dec 3rd – 6:00pm-7:00pm at Westinghouse Park Shelter

We will be presenting the final draft of the agreement to the community at our next PBNDC Community Meeting on Monday Dec. 3rd (7:00pm – 8:30pm / Westinghouse Park Shelter) before it is submitted to the URA on Dec 10th.   If you don’t have time to be a participant in the creation of the document, please join us at this meeting to review the final draft. 

To learn more about the Lexington Technology Park development (behind Construction Junction) please see the URA's dedicated website.

PBNDC Community Meeting, Lexington Community Engagement Agreement Review - 7-8:30pm

Agenda includes: review of the final draft of an internally, community-written Community Engagement Agreement for development of the Lexington Technology Park Site.

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The URA has approved to move forward into the due diligence period with the Lexington Partners of Pittsburgh (Icon and KBK) as the developers for the Lexington Technology Park development. Our next steps during this due diligence period will be to create a Community Engagement Agreement with the developer which will need to be in place prior to the developer advancing to further due diligence phases with the URA.  This document will outline a mutually agreed upon Engagement Agreement between the developer and PBNDC.  The document will outline engagement expectations with the community through the design and construction process.   

We will be presenting the final draft of the agreement to the community at this Community Meeting on Monday Dec. 3rd (7:00pm – 8:30pm / Westinghouse Park Shelter) before it is submitted to the URA on Dec 10th.   If you don’t have time to be a participant in the creation of the document, please join us at this meeting to review the final draft. 

To learn more about the Lexington Technology Park development (behind Construction Junction) please see the URA's dedicated website.

Light Up Point Breeze

LIGHT UP POINT BREEZE, the kick-off to the holiday season on December 1st starting at 5:00 pm on both sides of the Reynolds/Gettysburg intersection. Come taste lots of yummy food and drinks. Check out many activities for kids and adults and don’t miss the Marching Band. Thanks to committee members Alina Keebler, Kathy Farrington, Prachi Patel, Jason McCullough, Katie Bulova, Regina Kakadelis, Jen Burgher-Seaman, and MaryRose Walko. Many more volunteers are needed for this event to prep the street for the event, staff booths, assist with activities and clean up after the fun is over.

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Celebrate a Century of Westinghouse Park

11am, Westinghouse Park

The free celebration will be held in and around the park’s “block house” and will include refreshments (cider and donuts) as well as the first public appearance of Citipark’s newest giant figure, George Westinghouse.

There will also be historical presentations and displays about Westinghouse and Solitude, and we will stake out the dimensions of the mansion’s foundation footprint and the tunnel beneath the park.

In addition to an official proclamation from the city, we will announce ideas for improving the park, including facilities, assets and historic identity.

Community Special Meeting - Westinghouse Park Shelter, 7pm

The URA has approved to move forward into the due diligence period with the Lexington Partners of Pittsburgh (Icon and KBK) as the developers for the Lexington Technology Park development. Our next steps during this due diligence period will be to create a Community Engagement Agreement with the developer which will need to be in place prior to the developer advancing to further due diligence phases with the URA.  This document will outline a mutually agreed upon Engagement Agreement between the developer and PBNDC.  The document will outline engagement expectations with the community through the design and construction process.   If you have an interest in helping to develop this Community Engagement Agreement, we are looking for individuals that can dedicate their time to the next three meetings consistently: 

  • Nov 12th – 7:00pm-8:30pm at Westinghouse Park Shelter

  • Nov 19th – 7:00pm-8:30pm at Westinghouse Park Shelter

  • Dec 3rd – 6:00pm-7:00pm at Westinghouse Park Shelter

We will be presenting the final draft of the agreement to the community at our next PBNDC Community Meeting on Monday Dec. 3rd (7:00pm – 8:30pm / Westinghouse Park Shelter) before it is submitted to the URA on Dec 10th.   If you don’t have time to be a participant in the creation of the document, please join us at this meeting to review the final draft. 

To learn more about the Lexington Technology Park development (behind Construction Junction) please see the URA's dedicated website.

Community Special Meeting - Westinghouse Park Shelter, 7pm

The URA has approved to move forward into the due diligence period with the Lexington Partners of Pittsburgh (Icon and KBK) as the developers for the Lexington Technology Park development. Our next steps during this due diligence period will be to create a Community Engagement Agreement with the developer which will need to be in place prior to the developer advancing to further due diligence phases with the URA.  This document will outline a mutually agreed upon Engagement Agreement between the developer and PBNDC.  The document will outline engagement expectations with the community through the design and construction process.   If you have an interest in helping to develop this Community Engagement Agreement, we are looking for individuals that can dedicate their time to the next three meetings consistently: 

  • Nov 12th – 7:00pm-8:30pm at Westinghouse Park Shelter

  • Nov 19th – 7:00pm-8:30pm at Westinghouse Park Shelter

  • Dec 3rd – 6:00pm-7:00pm at Westinghouse Park Shelter

We will be presenting the final draft of the agreement to the community at our next PBNDC Community Meeting on Monday Dec. 3rd (7:00pm – 8:30pm / Westinghouse Park Shelter) before it is submitted to the URA on Dec 10th.   If you don’t have time to be a participant in the creation of the document, please join us at this meeting to review the final draft. 

To learn more about the Lexington Technology Park development (behind Construction Junction) please see the URA's dedicated website.

Fall Festival and Bonfire - PBO

The FALL FESTIVAL AND BONFIRE is October 13th starting at 3:15 pm with the Halloween costume parade gathering at the corner of Edgerton and S. Lang Streets then parading around Sterrett Field. The field will have lots of games and contests going on. There will be a Frick arts and crafts table, face painting,   Mike the Balloon Guy, and S’mores for sale. Hayrides through the Homewood Cemetery start at 4:00 pm, Wild Animal Show at 5:00 pm, Light the Bonfire at 5:00 pm and the Bobby Short Band at 5:45 pm. Food trucks and vendors will be available on Edgerton St. Thanks to the committee, Kathy Farrington, Maggie Cook, Bea Doheny, and Tom Semich. The committee needs volunteers to help the day of the event setting up and cleaning up afterward and also help run the children’s game. Please go to POINTBREEZEPGH.ORG to volunteer. Click contact and fill out the form.

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URA Hosted Lexington Technology Park Update Meeting

The URA and DCP will hold a Lexington Technology Park Public Meeting to discuss the results of the survey.  Please plan to attend.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Homewood Library

7101 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208


If you have questions, please contact Emily Mitchell at 412-255-6695 or emitchell@ura.org

Just Harvest Political Engagement Training

Do you care about your community having a voice at all levels of government? Do you want to make a positive difference by helping teach your neighbors about how they can influence the political choices that make the most difference to their lives?

If so, you are invited to a Just Harvest training on voter registration, engagement, and issue education. Participants will learn about the ways that voting and engagement with their elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels can make a critical difference on the issues which directly affect their communities, like living wages, public transit, SNAP, Medicaid, paid sick leave, child nutrition, school meals, and so many other basic needs and rights.

The training is taking place this coming Saturday, September 22nd from 11am-1:30pm  at at Hamilton House in Homewood, 7045 Hamilton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA  15208. We are providing a meal and transportation with 48 hours notice. After the training, we will work with participants to set up voter registration and education events and meetings in their own neighborhoods on the issues that participants think are of most concern to their own communities. 

For more information and to RSVP, please contact  412-518-7387

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What's The Point 5K

Register now for the Fireman Creative "What's the Point 5K" in Westinghouse Park on Sunday, September 16th at 12 noon!

The entertainment-filled .5K event features a “challenging” 546 yard “race” for all ages plus:

  • A midpoint carbo-loading doughnut station
  • Live music to lift your spirits on the “challenging” course
  • Yoga mats and nap station (for physically exhausted runners)
  • A taco truck, sno-cones, and coffee to restore your energy after the race
  • A kids’ arts & craft zone
  • A beer-filled after party (for hydration purposes, of course)

Costumes are welcome and encouraged, as are four legged participants (must be on a leash).

Register: http://firemancreative.com/point5k/