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The planning commission’s public hearing on Tuesday.

City Planning Commission requests four-week continuance for Oakland Plan at public hearing

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer May 18, 2022
At the recent City Planning Commission meeting, Department of City Planning deputy director Andrew Dash discussed some of the challenges that came with building a plan to satisfy everyone in the Oakland neighborhood, including the many diverse groups of people who live and work there.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher smiles during an interview in the Cathedral of Learning.

Exclusive: Gallagher reflects on tenure, decision to step down

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2022
There’s not necessarily a “natural moment” to announce you want to step away from leading a $2 billion research university, according to Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher.
Walnut Capital advertisements in South Oakland.

‘Very impressed’: Walnut Capital, residents reflect on Oakland Crossings revisions

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer April 20, 2022
With zoning changes for developer Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings project heading back to Pittsburgh City Council, president Todd Reidbord said the changes were a compromise between the company and City officials.
Starbucks at Amos Hall on Fifth Avenue.

NLRB to mail union ballots for Amos Hall Starbucks, tally results on May 6

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer April 17, 2022
The National Labor Relations Board will mail ballots this Thursday to Starbucks employees deciding whether to unionize the coffee chain’s Amos Hall location on Pitt’s campus. The board will then count the ballots on May 6.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a meeting with the Oakland Business Improvement District and the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning on March 21.

OPDC talks new recreation and wellness facility, building renovations

By Allison Radziwon, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2022
The Oakland Planning and Development Corporation held a meeting on Mar. 21 to discuss the proposed construction of a new recreation and wellness facility, renovations for the William Pitt Union patio and renovations to the exterior of Langley Hall.
Oakland Avenue in Oakland.

Oakland Plan nearing adoption as official City policy

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer April 5, 2022
The Oakland Plan, touted by the City as a vision for a more livable, accessible and equitable neighborhood, is nearing the end of its journey toward adoption as official City policy.
A Pitt student wears a mask.

Pitt faculty union, administration clash over lifting mask mandate

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer March 26, 2022
The United Steelworkers union filed an unfair practices charge against Pitt on Friday, alleging that University administrators failed to consult faculty before announcing that campus buildings would go mask optional starting Monday, according to a Friday evening press release from the Steelworkers.
The street sign for Atwood Street in Oakland.

Oakland Plan released for public comment

By Martha Layne, News Editor March 14, 2022
Pittsburgh released a draft of the 10-year Oakland Plan and associated zoning proposals last Wednesday for public comment.
A Walnut Capital advertisement.

Gainey, Walnut Capital reach deal on Oakland Crossings project

By Martha Layne, News Editor March 14, 2022
Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and Walnut Capital reached a deal last week on proposed zoning for the developer’s Oakland Crossings project, which will receive a vote later this month from the City Planning Commission.
Starbucks at Amos Hall.

Starbucks workers at Amos Hall petition to unionize

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor March 4, 2022
Workers at Starbucks at Amos Hall are formally petitioning to unionize, according to a letter released Friday. This is the second Starbucks in Pittsburgh to petition to unionize since two Starbucks locations in Buffalo, New York won their union elections in December. 
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