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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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ICYMI: Summer Edition

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor August 28, 2022
With a hectic summer focused on abortion access and gun control measures, it’s easy to fall out of the loop with what’s been happening on campus. Here’s a guide to the biggest news stories at Pitt from the summer.
Monday’s Development Activities meeting to discuss Parcel “A” of Oakland Crossings.

Walnut Capital, Oakland community discuss Parcel ‘A’

By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor July 12, 2022
When Jon Kamin, an attorney representing Walnut Capital, was asked how Parcel “A” of Oakland Crossings is going to fit into the South Oakland neighborhood, he said the development and management firm was “very proud” of the project design.
Monday’s Oakland Crossings meeting over Zoom.

Councilman, Oakland residents discuss Oakland Crossing bill amendments

By Pamela Smith, Contributing Editor June 14, 2022
To Zoe Lardas, an Oakland resident, Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossing development plan is not clear enough for residents of the neighborhood.
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.
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 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.
Halket Street in Oakland.

OBID meeting brings community leaders together to address equitable accessibility

By Daniel Okren, For The Pitt News March 2, 2022
Seven community organizations and developers addressed accessibility at a meeting hosted by OBID on Monday afternoon.
Halket Street in Oakland.

Gainey hears mixed feelings on Oakland Crossings at town hall

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer February 4, 2022
Mayor Ed Gainey held a virtual town hall to discuss the Oakland Crossings project on Wednesday. As part of his 30-day pause on the proposal, Gainey listened to comments from students and residents at the town hall.
Walnut Capital advertisements in South Oakland.

Oakland Crossings vote delayed as Mayor Gainey reviews proposal

By Betul Tuncer, Senior Staff Writer January 10, 2022
The City Planning Commission will delay its vote on legislation enabling the Oakland Crossings project as Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey announced Monday that he will take 30 days to review the project.
Pittsburgh’s City Planning Commission discussed Walnut Capital’s plan to rezone and redevelop parts of Oakland during its Tuesday meeting.

Planning Commission, Walnut Capital debate controversial Oakland Crossings plan

By Natalie Frank, News Editor December 8, 2021
Despite Pittsburgh City Council amending and approving Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings plan, several City Planning Commission members had reservations about the proposed zoning changes.
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