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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.
OPDC at its Tuesday night meeting over Zoom to discuss developer Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings proposal.

Oakland residents, Mayor Gainey talk Oakland Crossings at public meeting

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor January 26, 2022
During Tuesday night’s Oakland Planning and Development Corp. community meeting, Mayor Ed Gainey met with Oakland residents who shared their thoughts on the Oakland Crossings proposal.
A slide that shows side-by-side images of existing (right) and proposed views (left) of wireless antennas on the Wyndham Hotel on Lytton Avenue at Tuesday’s Development Activities Meeting.

OPDC discusses Wyndham’s plans to move hotel antennas

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer January 14, 2022
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. met Tuesday to discuss the repositioning of wireless antennas on the Wyndham Hotel on Lytton Avenue.
Halket Street in Oakland.

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.
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