Representative Jake Wheatley’s office has arranged a meeting with PENNDOT and our elected officials (or their staff) re: Oakland Gateway Ventures plans for development of the properties in the 3400 block of Bates St (“the porches”).  Please plan to attend Tuesday May 2  (Thursday, April 27), at 6 pm at the Oakland Career Center community room at 294 Semple St.  Invite your neighbors to attend.
Road Restrictions Tomorrow In Oakland 
 
There will be traffic changes on Tuesday in Oakland due to a Mass of Christian Burial for Steelers' owner Dan Rooney. The mass is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Saint Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge Street.  
  • One or more lanes of traffic will be shut down along Fifth Avenue between N. Neville and University Place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  
  • Only residents will be able to access the block of N. Dithridge bordered by Bayard Street and Fifth Avenue from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 
  • South Dithridge will also be restricted between 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 
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Attached are the initial alternative plans for the site of the former Allman Cadillac Dealership at the Blvd Of The Allies and Craft Pl.  Walnut Capital plans to purchase and remodel the existing building and build a second story parking deck in the back above the current parking area, as well as to redevelop the former Kentucky Fried Chicken/Enterprise Rental Car lot across the Blvd for additional parking.  They will be seeking several variances noted in the plans. If they do not get the variances, they will not purchase the building and the plans currently under appeal to build a 100 unit apartment building will proceed.

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The Bus Rapid Transit project is intended to better connect communities in the Downtown-Oakland-East End corridor, and connect residents to job centers, educational opportunities, medical services and cultural attractions. 
 
The BRT also has the potential to unlock development and contribute to neighborhood growth, increase transit ridership and enhance the environment. 
 
The next BRT presentation will be Friday, March 31 at 8am at the University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave, Room 540. 
 
Check out the attached flyer for more info on other upcoming public meetings on BRT. 
 

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Oakland Town Hall
Meet OPDC staff and board members, ask questions about their programs and
services and connect with other neighbors. This is the first of four quarterly
town halls OPDC will host this year, each focused on a different theme.
Theme: Development and Transportation Planning
  • Get updates on the City of Pittsburgh’s Bus Rapid Transit Project
  • Brush up on your role in the institutional master planning process as we prepare for Pitt’s upcoming master plan renewal
Wednesday, March 22, 6pm
Oakland Career Center
294 Semple Street 
Childcare and refreshmentswill be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to use the childcare.
See the flyer for more info.
Oakwatch : The Oakland Code Enforcement Project
Third Wednesdays
February 15, Noon, St. Regis Church Social Hall, 3235 Parkview Avenue
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
 
Green Team : Putting the “oak” back in Oakland
Third Thursdays
February 16, 6pm, Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213.
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
 
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If you know anyone currently or planning to commute to Oakland, please print out the attached flyer and/or pass along the info below.

CommuteInfo Wants You to be part of a New Vanpool from Evans City Area to Oakland 
 
A new vanpool group is trying to form from Evans City/Cranberry to Oakland. 
 
What you need to know:
  • Someone already has volunteered to take on the role of Coordinator
  • At least 7 additional people need to say they want to be part of this group 
  • At least 2 people would have to be willing to be drivers, others to help with data collection, or taking the vehicle in for service
  • The group would arrive to Oakland for an 8 AM start time, and leave at 4:30 PM.
  • Exact pick-up locations would be decided by the group
The estimated cost would be about $100 per person per month (assuming 8 riders – the cost would go down if there were more riders). This cost includes the vehicle, the maintenance, driver checks, insurance and parking (donated by the University of Pittsburgh). 
 
From the time of the group’s commitment, it usually takes 4 weeks to get started. 
 
For more information, email CommuteInfo@spcregion.org or call the phone number on the flyer above.

Oakwatch : The Oakland Code Enforcement Project
Third Wednesdays (alternating meeting times at Noon and 6pm)
January 18, 6pm at the Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213
NOTE: Evening meetings now on odd numbered months and daytime meetings now on even numbered months.
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
 
​​Green Team : Putting the “oak” back in Oakland
Third Thursdays
​January 19, 6pm at the Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.

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Pittsburgh Police are looking for a man who set fire to a trash can in a laundry mat in South Oakland last month. 
 
The incident happened around 7:25 a.m. on Nov. 22 at the business located in the 3200 block of Kennett Square. 
 
According to police, the fire spread from the trash can to a laundry tub. The business and apartments above it sustained extensive smoke damage. 
 
Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect’s identity is asked to call Pittsburgh Police at 412-323-7800.