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Peebles Square Update

Last night, Hosanna House, Action Housing, and the Community Design Center held a meeting regarding a development proposal for Peebles Square. Peebles Square is the area bordered by Penn, Trenton, Peebles and South- with large parcels of abandoned and vacant property.

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City Council Delays Vote on Rezoning Park Place for Walgreens

City Council has decided to delay any decision on rezoning Park Place residences to accommodate Walgreens. The stated intention being that Walgreens should be working more closely with the community to try and address the issues brought forth by the many community members who showed up at the public hearing. To that end, Twanda Carlisle […]

Some of Walgreens’ Other Controversial Sites

We have been contacted by other community organizations outside of Pittsburgh who saw this site and shared similar stories. (see http://northwestcarrollton.com/2006/07/16/other-neighborhoods-struggle/)

One such site (see http://b.rox.com/archives/2006/07/14/886/) shows the struggle being faced by a community group in New Orleans, who pointed me to this site showing photos where Walgreens leased (but did not build) a […]

Pittsburgh Business Times: New zoning code facing big challenges from city developers

The Pittsburgh Business Times has written an article about the conflict surrounding attempts to shoe-horn big-box style suburban stores into urban Local Neighborhood Commercial (LNC) districts. They point to the Park Place rezoning issue with Walgreens as a prime example.

see it at: http://pittsburgh.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2006/07/10/focus3.html

GPPNA Board Meeting and Election Results

The GPPNA will meet to announce the outcome of the 2006 board elections and review the committee sign-ups from the survey and kick-off meeting. We will also cover board business related to updating organizational documents, and processes.

This meeting is open to the public.

Basement of the Waverly Church at the corner of Forbes and […]