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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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 Pittsburgh Athletic Association building under construction in fall 2020.

No updates in tenant search for Walnut Capital’s PAA building

By Betul Tuncer, Assistant News Editor April 17, 2022
There are no updates on Walnut Capital’s efforts to secure tenants for the historic Pittsburgh Athletic Association building on Fifth Avenue. The Shadyside-based developer announced last June that it completed construction and restoration of the six-story building.
A Walnut Capital advertisement.

Gainey, Walnut Capital reach deal on Oakland Crossings project

By Martha Layne, News Editor March 14, 2022
Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and Walnut Capital reached a deal last week on proposed zoning for the developer’s Oakland Crossings project, which will receive a vote later this month from the City Planning Commission.
Halket Street in Oakland.

OBID meeting brings community leaders together to address equitable accessibility

By Daniel Okren, For The Pitt News March 2, 2022
Seven community organizations and developers addressed accessibility at a meeting hosted by OBID on Monday afternoon.
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.
Halket Street in Oakland.

Gainey hears mixed feelings on Oakland Crossings at town hall

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer February 4, 2022
Mayor Ed Gainey held a virtual town hall to discuss the Oakland Crossings project on Wednesday. As part of his 30-day pause on the proposal, Gainey listened to comments from students and residents at the town hall.
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.
Walnut Capital advertisements in South Oakland.

Oakland Crossings vote delayed as Mayor Gainey reviews proposal

By Betul Tuncer, Senior Staff Writer January 10, 2022
The City Planning Commission will delay its vote on legislation enabling the Oakland Crossings project as Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey announced Monday that he will take 30 days to review the project.
Pittsburgh’s City Planning Commission discussed Walnut Capital’s plan to rezone and redevelop parts of Oakland during its Tuesday meeting.

Planning Commission, Walnut Capital debate controversial Oakland Crossings plan

By Natalie Frank, News Editor December 8, 2021
Despite Pittsburgh City Council amending and approving Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings plan, several City Planning Commission members had reservations about the proposed zoning changes.
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.
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