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New off-campus student housing, multi-purpose building planned for Forbes

An Oakland-wide community meeting Tuesday night provided updates on a new proposed development along Forbes Avenue.

By Thea Barrett, For The Pitt News

August 26, 2020

The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a community meeting online Tuesday night, providing a space to give updates on projects happening around the neighborhood as well as allowing community members to give their feedback. Clark Street Holdings presented its plan to develop a multi-use space, similar to the recently constructed Bridge on Forbes building, on the former site of the Marathon gas station at 3500 Forbes Ave.

Oakland news roundup

Members of the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition staged a February sit-in in the Cathedral of Learning, calling for fossil fuel divestment.

By Priya Ray, Staff Writer

July 25, 2020

With the fall semester beginning in just a few weeks, here is a guide to some of the biggest stories at Pitt.

Oakland businesses adjust to social distancing order

Groceria Merante and several other Oakland businesses have altered their hours and store practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

After Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s order on March 19 to temporarily close all nonessential businesses and limit restaurants to takeout or delivery, Oakland businesses are adjusting in multiple ways.

Editorial: Top 10 ways to celebrate Oakland’s 233rd birthday

Oakland is 233 years old today.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 28, 2020

These are the editorial board’s top 10 suggestions for getting Oakland’s birthday party started.

University responds to Institutional Master Plan concerns

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.

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.

Oakland Outlook: Make Homecoming great again

Oakland Outlook: Make Homecoming great again

By Megan Williams & Ana Eberts, Staff Writers

October 24, 2019

Despite attending Pitt for the past two years, despite growing up near Pittsburgh and despite being generally active members of the community, we still don’t know what Homecoming is.

Skyvue Apartments cited in July fire safety inspection

SkyVue apartments on Forbes Avenue.

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 17, 2019

The City is requiring Skyvue to restore its fire alarm system to an “operable condition” with no system troubles. Reinspection is slated for July 23. 

Police seeking public’s help in Oakland investigation

Photo from Pittsburgh Public Safety Media Blotter

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 8, 2019

City police detectives have released photographs of a man they are seeking information about in connection with an alleged burglary and sexual assault in Oakland.

Skyvue residents return after month-long displacement

SkyVue apartments on Forbes Avenue.

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

July 3, 2019

Following an electrical fire at Oakland’s Skyvue Apartments on June 2, some tenants are claiming they were unable to move back into the building until June 28. They also said they have not received an explanation from management as to why their units were left without power for nearly four weeks, and are unsure if they will be reimbursed for rent during the period they were displaced. 

City to start neighborhood planning process in Oakland

The under-construction stoplight and crosswalk outside Lawrence Hall.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 24, 2019

Oakland might look a bit different in a few years, but it will all be according to the plan.

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