Home ownership in Oakland: Learn about the Oakland Community Land Trust
Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) is launching a Community Land Trust (CLT) to preserve home ownership and guarantee affordability in Oakland’s residential neighborhoods.
Please plan to attend a public meeting to learn more about this initiative.
Tuesday, September 12th, 6 p.m.
St. Regis Parish Social Hall
3235 Parkview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Questions that will be addressed at this meeting:
- How Community Land Trusts work
- How OPDC determines a purchase price for your home
- How landlords can get involved
- Why OPDC is doing this
Refreshments will be served.
Public Meeting for Forbes Avenue Corridor Improvements Project
Monday, July 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon University, Cohon University Center
5032 Forbes Ave, Rangos 2 – 2nd floor
The purpose of this Public Meeting is to share the design plans for the corridor. Project team members will be on hand to provide project details, answer questions, and gather public feedback.
There have been 6 or 7 theft from cars and 2 cars stolen in South Oakland the last 2 weeks on Hardie Way, Dawson and Parkview.
We are urging residents to take basic precautions to prevent crimes. This includes like making sure doors are locked and the importance of leaving nothing visible inside your car. Obviously this includes anything like laptop, camera, cell-phone, purse, etc., but also anything not as obviously valuable, like an old pair of jeans or worn-looking crumpled sweatshirt. To a hopeful thief, they could contain a wallet, jewelry, etc.,
A related precaution: Never leave a charger plugged into your vehicle’s accessory-socket! A potential thief seeing that telltale wire draped across the center-console, might hope to find a cell-phone or GPS, etc.
Attached is the City Weekly Crime Report for last week.
Here in Pittsburgh, Oakland is one of several neighborhoods, including Lawrenceville and Garfield, that is launching a Trust to combat the critical shortage of quality, afford-able homes available to regular homebuyers. Many other neighborhoods are engaging residents to decide if this model works for them.
See the attached pamphlet for an overview and links to more info, and watch for local meetings to discuss implementation.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Layout Workshop: Oakland.
Provide your input on the next phase of BRT planning.
Monday, June 19, 2017 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St
Summer Public input on layout of streets and stations; environmental impacts analysis; and preliminary engineering
The purpose of this meeting is to:
- update you on the status of BRT planning.
- answer your questions about the planning process.
- collect your input on station placement and street design.