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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The rooftop of Langley Hall.

Oakland groups discuss Allequippa Street developments, plans for Crawford Hall

By Ryleigh Lord, Assistant News Editor February 14, 2023
A representative from Pitt discussed a minor amendment to the Institutional Master Plan for upper campus buildings and renovation projects for Crawford Hall at Monday’s Development Activities Meeting.
OPDC hosted a Development Activities Meeting to describe restorations to Heinz Chapel, Thaw Hall, the University Club and the Schenley Quadrangle stairs.

OPDC discusses restoration to four historic Pitt buildings

By James Paul, Staff Writer October 19, 2022
The material used to build Heinz Chapel’s spire has deteriorated since its construction in 1938, and is at a point where a full replacement is needed to ensure structural stability, according to Chuck Alcorn, a planner at Pitt.
Wednesday’s Oakwatch meeting over Zoom.

OPDC holds event to discuss trash in Oakland

By Alex Saraff, Staff Writer September 23, 2022
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held an Oakwatch meeting called “Let’s Talk: Trash” on Wednesday over Zoom to discuss the current trash problem residents face. These problems include high volumes of trash on the streets and inefficient trash collection.
Wednesday’s Oakwatch meeting over Zoom.

OPDC talks neighborhood disturbances, police negligence with students

By Alex Saraff, For The Pitt News September 23, 2022
For Janice Markowitz, an Oakland resident, the parties in Oakland “traumatize” her and other residents. “A couple weeks ago I watched two students right in front of me fall off the balcony, intoxicated,” Markowitz said. “[I had] a student’s head through my window … like ‘Here’s Johnny’ from The Shining.”
The Oakland Planning and Development Corporation held a Developmental Activities Meeting Monday night to discuss three proposed projects in Oakland.

OPDC outlines construction projects in Oakland in 2023

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer September 13, 2022
More construction is coming to campus, according to the Oakland Planning and Development Corp., which outlined timelines for projects at the Hillman library, the Victoria Heights Arena and Sports Complex as well as Raising Canes.
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.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a meeting with the Oakland Business Improvement District and the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning on March 21.

OPDC talks new recreation and wellness facility, building renovations

By Allison Radziwon, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2022
The Oakland Planning and Development Corporation held a meeting on Mar. 21 to discuss the proposed construction of a new recreation and wellness facility, renovations for the William Pitt Union patio and renovations to the exterior of Langley Hall.
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.
The street sign for Atwood Street in Oakland.

Oakland Plan released for public comment

By Martha Layne, News Editor March 14, 2022
Pittsburgh released a draft of the 10-year Oakland Plan and associated zoning proposals last Wednesday for public comment.
Mayor Ed Gainey speaks during Joe Biden’s visit to Mill 19 in Pittsburgh on Jan. 28.

Mayor Gainey again delays Oakland Crossings vote as review continues

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor February 9, 2022
Mayor Ed Gainey requested on Tuesday an additional 30 days to evaluate a zoning ordinance which would enable Oakland Crossings, a controversial proposal that would rezone parts of Central Oakland. This is the second time Gainey has requested a delay in a hearing and action by the City Planning Commission.
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