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Three students read the sign where Pitt greets its largest incoming class ever this year — a total of 5,195 students.

Pitt works to make room for largest ever first-year class

By Clare Sheedy, Staff Writer August 31, 2021
With a first-year class of 5,195 students, Pitt struggled to accommodate the large number of students. Departments hired new staff and added new class sections, and the University leased a hotel for housing.
The Cathedral of Learning alongside the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain.

Long-term Pitt construction plan approved by City

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief August 12, 2021
The City of Pittsburgh approved Pitt’s Institutional Master Plan late last month, giving its seal of approval to the University’s construction roadmap for the next 10 to 25 years.
Pitt officials presented the Universitys Institutional Master Plan to the City Council on Wednesday afternoon.

Pitt officials present Institutional Master Plan to City Council

By Natalie Frank, News Editor July 16, 2021
Pitt officials presented an application for Pitt’s new Institutional Master Plan to members of Pittsburgh City Council at a public hearing Wednesday afternoon.
Roughly 300 new apartments may soon come onto the Central Oakland housing market, following approval Tuesday from the City Planning Commission. The commission voted unanimously at its Tuesday meeting to greenlight an apartment building at 3500 Forbes Ave., on the site of the former Marathon gas station.

Oakland apartment building approved after delays

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2021
Roughly 300 new apartments may soon come onto the Central Oakland housing market, following approval Tuesday from the City Planning Commission.
Pitt began briefing the City Planning Commision on its Institutional Master Plan on Tuesday.

Residents discuss Oakland construction plans at OPDC meeting

By Brandon Raglow, For The Pitt News February 24, 2021

For Oakland residents, additional construction projects in the neighborhood may loom ahead. Residents voiced concerns at Tuesday evening’s Oakland Planning and Development Corp. meeting about a new...

Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a meeting Tuesday evening via Zoom.

Pitt withdraws Central Oakland housing development from Institutional Master Plan

By Alice Tang, Staff Writer September 30, 2020
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a virtual community-wide meeting Tuesday evening, and Pitt provided several updates about its Institutional Master Plan, including the removal of a planned housing development in Central Oakland. The housing development was important to students, since it acknowledged significant unmet demand for on-campus student housing.
The lot housing the Plant to Plate community garden is currently planned for potential demolishment along with other buildings and residences on Oakland Avenue as a part of the current Campus Master Plan.

University responds to Institutional Master Plan concerns

By Rachel Romac, Staff Writer December 6, 2019
This was the second community meeting regarding the IMP and project leaders discussed revisions to the plans for campus improvement projects that will be implemented over the next 10 to 25 years.
Pitt plans to add 1,000 beds to campus with Master Plan

Pitt plans to add 1,000 beds to campus with Master Plan

By Sarah Berg, Staff Writer November 14, 2019
The demand for on-campus housing options has grown alongside Pitt’s student population, with many turning to off-campus housing or rooming at third-party locations with Pitt-owned leases like the Wyndham and The Bridge apartments.
The Institutional Master Plan says that the Music Building should be maintained. Uncertainty about plans for the building has previously been met with pushback from the community.

Institutional Master Plan draft details the Oakland of the future

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer November 14, 2019
The University released a draft of its Institutional Master Plan on Oct. 15, with proposed campus improvements to be rolled out over the next 10 to 25 years.
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