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Opinion | Top-down redevelopment threatens Oakland residents, businesses

By Andrea Pauliuc, For The Pitt News December 3, 2021
The truth of the matter is that students are everywhere, but permanent, vulnerable residents are being displaced.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a meeting Tuesday evening to discuss plans for the new UPMC Presbyterian building and a 20-unit apartment complex.

OPDC discusses plans for new Oakland hospital facility, apartment complex

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held its monthly Oakland-wide community meeting Tuesday evening to discuss updated plans for the new UPMC Presbyterian building and a plan to turn a Ward Street building into a 20-unit apartment complex.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a public development activities meeting Monday night to discuss Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings proposal, which would rezone land in South and Central Oakland.

‘Does not help our neighborhood’: OPDC discusses Walnut Capital proposal

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer December 1, 2021
OPDC held a public development activities meeting Monday night to discuss Shadyside developer Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings proposal, which would rezone 17 acres of land in South and Central Oakland.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. met Wednesday over Zoom to discuss the Residential Permit Parking program, rental registry legislation updates and air quality monitoring efforts.

OPDC discusses Residential Permit Parking program updates, air quality

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer November 18, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a public meeting Wednesday on Zoom to discuss pending changes to the Residential Permit Parking program, as well as rental registry legislation updates and air quality monitoring efforts in and around Oakland.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. met over Zoom on Wednesday evening to discuss Lawn and Ophelia parklet renovations and storm water management.

OPDC discusses proposed Lawn and Ophelia parklet renovations

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer November 4, 2021
Current stormwater collection is “creating erosion” as water collects downhill from the Lawn and Ophelia parklet, local water officials said Wednesday. Because of this and the aging playground equipment currently there, they said it is time for a change.
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OBID announces support for controversial Walnut Capital plan

By Martha Layne and Millicent Watt November 2, 2021
The Oakland Business Improvement District announced its support Monday for private Shadyside developer Walnut Capital’s controversial Oakland Crossings plan to rezone about 17 acres of Central Oakland.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. discussed the Carnegie Mellon University 2022 Institutional Master Plan, alongside the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition, at their meeting Tuesday night.

OPDC discusses CMU Institutional Master Plan

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer October 27, 2021
Carnegie Mellon University officials presented long-term campus development proposals on Tuesday to community members at an Oakland Planning and Development Corp. meeting.
OPDC hosted a “Let’s Talk”/Oakwatch Zoom community meeting Wednesday night to discuss a Walnut Capital proposal that would rezone 17 acres of Central Oakland.

‘Behind closed doors’: OPDC discusses latest on Walnut Capital rezoning proposal

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 21, 2021
Oakland community leaders encouraged attendees at Wednesday’s “Let’s Talk”/Oakwatch to contact their City Council representatives and voice their opinion on the recently amended and advanced Oakland Crossings plan.
A Walnut Capital advertisement.

City Council amends, advances Walnut Capital rezoning proposal

By Natalie Frank and Millicent Watt October 19, 2021
Pittsburgh City Council amended and advanced Shadyside developer Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings plan last Wednesday, moving it to the City Planning Commission.
Around 25 community members denounced Walnut Capital’s rezoning proposal for Central Oakland at a Pittsburgh City Council public hearing on Tuesday.

Community members urge City Council to hold Walnut Capital zoning proposal

By Natalie Frank, News Editor October 8, 2021
After several Oakland residents submitted a petition, Pittsburgh City Council held a public hearing on Tuesday to discuss Walnut Capital’s proposal to amend the City’s zoning code. Around 25 community members spoke at the hearing, with most denouncing the proposal.
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