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

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.
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.

Pitt withdraws Central Oakland housing development from Institutional Master Plan

Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a meeting Tuesday evening via Zoom.
September 29, 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.

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.
August 25, 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.

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

Top Pitt officials discussed the University's fall reopening plans during a Tuesday evening community meeting held by the Oakland Planning and Development Corp.
July 28, 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.

OPDC discusses new community resources at Tuesday meeting

The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held its first meeting since February on Tuesday evening.
May 26, 2020
OPDC discussed its efforts to serve the Oakland community during its Oakland-wide community Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening.

Oakland Planning and Development meeting discusses new restaurant, parking lot

Juan Duque, senior project manager at ZILKA and Associates Inc., discusses the opening of a Pronto Mexican Fresh restaurant on South Craig Street.
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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