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The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held its monthly meeting on Tuesday night via Zoom.

Community members discuss proposed CMU construction projects

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer March 31, 2021
Carnegie Mellon University has several ideas for a renewed Institutional Master Plan, according to Bob Reppe, the senior director of planning and design at CMU. The IMP and other items were discussed at Oakland Planning and Development Corp.’s Tuesday evening meeting.
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...

Representatives for the Latin American Studies Association presented their plans to turn the building on 4338 Bigelow Blvd. into a new Latin American Cultural Center at Tuesday’s OPDC meeting.

Community members discuss proposed Latin American Cultural Center on Bigelow

By Allison Radziwon, For The Pitt News January 27, 2021
Representatives from the Latin American Studies Association presented their proposal to renovate the building on 4338 Bigelow Blvd. into a Latin American Cultural Center at the Oakland Development and Planning Corp.’s public Tuesday meeting.
Jay Silverman, managing principal at Dwell Design Studios, discusses updated designs for a proposed apartment building at 3500 Forbes Ave.

Community members raise concerns about planned Oakland apartment building

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief December 18, 2020
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a Tuesday evening meeting on Zoom to discuss projects happening around the neighborhood, including the Forbes Avenue project.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corporation’s monthly Oakwatch meeting included two featured speakers from Pitt — Kenyon Bonner, vice provost and dean of students, and Paul Supowitz, vice chancellor for community and governmental relations.

Over 300 students receive code of conduct violations for COVID-19 infractions

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer November 20, 2020
More than 300 students have received code of conduct violations for breaking COVID-19 mitigation protocols this semester, according to Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner.
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.
An Oakland-wide community meeting Tuesday night provided updates on a new proposed development along Forbes Avenue.

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

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.
Top Pitt officials discussed the University's fall reopening plans during a Tuesday evening community meeting held by the Oakland Planning and Development Corp.

Students, faculty and staff required to complete COVID-19 training for fall

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor July 29, 2020
Though it was previously stated that all faculty and staff members would complete COVID-19 training, Bonner said during the meeting that all students will be required to complete the training as well.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held its first meeting since February on Tuesday evening.

OPDC discusses new community resources at Tuesday meeting

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor May 27, 2020
OPDC discussed its efforts to serve the Oakland community during its Oakland-wide community Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening.
Juan Duque, senior project manager at ZILKA and Associates Inc., discusses the opening of a Pronto Mexican Fresh restaurant on South Craig Street.

Oakland Planning and Development meeting discusses new restaurant, parking lot

By Elise Roessner, For The Pitt News January 29, 2020
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp.’s community meeting on Tuesday covered a wide array of subjects, including a giant pencil, Mexican food and an unpaved parking lot.
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