Coming June 4, Register Now!

The Greenfield Glide is back on Sunday June 4, 2017 for its 35th year.

Greenfield Glide 5k Run/Walk
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Start:  8:30 a.m.
Schenley Park Overlook

Sign Up Today at www.GreenfieldGlide.com

Post-race RAFFLE and PICNIC for all registered runners and walkers.
Many Fantastic Raffle PRIZES, including a 40-inch HDTV!
Join us for hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and drinks.

Volunteers needed!
Contact Mary Ann Hatala at glide@gcapgh.org


Spring Cleanups and Plantings

Volunteers Needed

“Projects to bring Greenfielders together”

Sponsored by the GCA Public Space Stewardship Committee. Click here for the flyer.

Thanks for picking up trash at Magee Park! (April 16, 2016,photo by Patrick Hassett)
1) Cleanup at Magee Park

When: Saturday April 22nd: 9am to Noon

– preparing & painting handrails
– trimming overgrowth @ park entrances
– picking up garbage
– having fun!

2) 2x Spring Plantings: May 13th & May 20th

Weed, plant, mulch & water: All supplies and water are provided.

Meet at Gardens listed below

May 13th: 9am to Noon. Irvine Street (Pump House) Hazelwood/Greenfield Ave.

May 20th: 9am to Noon. Ronald St (Garden by Rialtos)

For further information, comments or questions please email us publicspace@gcapgh.org

Looking forward to seeing you at these Spring events!  — The GCA Public Space Committee


The Greenfield Bridge Keeps Its Name

THE GREENFIELD BRIDGE KEEPS ITS NAME:

On April 3, 2017 the City’s Naming Commission held a second hearing on the proposal to rename the Greenfield Bridge for the artist John Kane.  About 50 people attended.

Prior to the meeting the Commission received many emails and letters against renaming the bridge including “No” votes from the Greenfield Community Association, the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and the Squirrel Hill Historical Society.

After hearing testimony on both sides, the Commission voted unanimously against the proposal.

Read more about it here in the Post-Gazette and here at TribLive.

 

NOTE: The bridge’s real name is the “Beechwood Boulevard Bridge,” nicknamed the Greenfield Bridge.  The “Beechwood Boulevard” name was carved in stone (below) on the original bridge. These stones will be installed on the new bridge before it opens.


Rename The Greenfield Bridge? to the John Kane Bridge?

Late Breaking News:

A group of artists and promoters wants to honor artist John Kane who painted many scenes of Pittsburgh in the early 1900’s and had his work displayed at the 1927 Carnegie International.  To honor him they want to rename the Greenfield Bridge the John Kane Bridge.  Their website “Raising The Kane Bridge” explains why.

The official proposal to rename the Greenfield Bridge will come before Pittsburgh’s Naming Commission this coming Monday April 3 at 2pm in the First Floor Hearing Room at 200 Ross Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219.

Naming proposals are typically voted on immediately, so the name of the Greenfield Bridge could change — or not — this coming Monday.

Do you want the name of the Greenfield Bridge to remain as it is?  (*see note 1 below)

Or would you like to rename it the John Kane Bridge? (*see note 2 below)

Either way, voice your opinion at the Naming Commission meeting this coming Monday or call/email the Commission as shown below.

WHAT:  Naming Commission meeting: Proposal to rename the Greenfield Bridge

WHEN: Monday April 3 at 2pm

WHERE: First Floor Hearing Room, 200 Ross Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

EMAIL/CALL: Send your comments to Lisa Ray, Senior Secretary, lisa.ray@pittsburghpa.gov   (412) 255-2219

 

(*1)  The real name is the Beechwood Boulevard Bridge; it’s nicknamed the Greenfield Bridge.  The real name was carved in stone on the original bridge. The stones will be restored to the new bridge before it opens.

(*2) The John Kane Hospitals, Regional Centers and nursing homes were named for Allegheny County Commissioner John J. Kane. He was not the same person as the artist.


Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Community Meeting, April 3

Pittsburgh is considering Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to create a fast, frequent, bus service linking Downtown, Uptown, Oakland and the East End neighborhoods.

Please join Allegheny County, City of Pittsburgh, and Port Authority of Allegheny County for a community presentation about ongoing planning for bus rapid transit (BRT) connecting Downtown, Uptown, Oakland, and other East End Neighborhoods.

When:  Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Where: NOTE! THE LOCATION CHANGED AS OF MARCH 21!
In the Multi-Purpose room
Children’s Institute
1405 Shady Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
See Google map here

 

The purpose of this community meeting is to:
– update you on the status of BRT planning;
– answer your questions about the planning process; and
– collect your input on infrastructure and service options.

To provide further input beyond this meeting, visit the online survey or attend the public open house:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 12:00-2:00 pm and 4:00-7:00 pm
Connolly Ballroom Alumni Hall | University of Pittsburgh | 4227 Fifth Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Click here for the flyer.


Community Town Hall on March 9

State Representative Dan Frankel

What:   Community Town Hall with State Rep. Dan Frankel

Come meet and talk with State Representative Dan Frankel about matters that concern us at the state level. Find out what Representative Frankel can do to help us — and what we can do to help him — shape policies in the Pennsylvania legislature.

When:  Thursday, March 9, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:  Greenfield Healthy Active Living Center, 745 Greenfield Ave.

(formerly called the Magee Rec. Center)


Temporary Closure: Pocusset Connection to Schenley Park

Pocusset connection to Schenley Park

Pocusset connection to Schenley Park

The walking and biking connection from Pocusset Street into Schenley Park will be closed temporarily from Monday February 20 to Thursday February 24, 2017 so that the Greenfield Bridge contractor can conduct storm water drainage exploration.

There will be no ability to pass through the site during this time.

Pedestrians should plan on using Hobart Street to transverse the park.

 

(photo by Pat Hassett)


Support The Green First Plan

Improved stormwater management is critical to the well being of The Run.  Not only do we need repairs to existing “gray” infrastructure (sewer pipes) but we need new “green” stormwater management to prevent tens of thousands of gallons of clean water in Schenley Park from entering the sewer system and swamping The Run.

The Greenfield Community Association is passing along this action alert from the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

Show your support for the Green First Plan!

The new City-Wide Green First Plan aims to manage stormwater issues in Pittsburgh.

An initiative of the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), the Green First Plan outlines innovative, cost-effective, and green infrastructure approaches to manage stormwater. Click here to voice your support for this plan.

Choosing green solutions like rain gardens, meadows, and tree plantings over grey solutions like sewer expansions benefits our parks and neighborhoods. Green infrastructure provides stormwater management as well as aesthetically pleasing community greenspaces and healthy wildlife habitat. A green city draws top talent, spurs economic development, and brings health benefits to all.

Your voice can help determine Pittsburgh’s green future: Submit your comments on the Green First Plan today.

SUPPORT THE GREEN FIRST PLAN HERE

Please pass this message along to others!

Thank you for supporting a plan that will improve Pittsburgh’s parks and communities.

Heather Sage
Director of Community Projects
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy


GCA Annual Meeting and Vote, Jan 29

GCA Annual Meeting and Board Elections – Sunday, January 29, 2017
Magee Senior Center, 3:00-6:00 pm
2017 SLATE OF CANDIDATES

The Greenfield Community Association will be convene its 2017 annual meeting and board elections on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Magee Senior Center (745 Greenfield Avenue).

At this meeting, the board will be presenting its 2016 report on activities to date and finances.  In addition, the GCA will be holding its annual elections to fill up to four board of director positions.

Voting – Voting will be by paper ballot only and occur between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM on January 29, 2017 at the Magee Senior Center during the annual meeting.  The Ballots will list all the candidates.  One can vote for up to four candidates.  No write-ins will be permitted.  Ballots will be tallied, and results posted immediately thereafter.  Eligible voters include anyone 18 years and older who live in Greenfield; own or operate a business in Greenfield; or own property in Greenfield. (Greenfield includes the Bigelow Heights and Four Mile Run areas.)

Click here for the slate of GCA Board candidates.

Please plan on attending this important and informative meeting and voting in GCA’s general election.


Deadline Extended For Pump House Proposals

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Wanted! A New Mural on the Pump House at the corner of Irvine Street and Greenfield Avenue.

The GCA has extended the deadline for wayfinding mural proposals for the Pump House pictured above at the corner of Irvine Street at Greenfield Avenue.

You still have time to design and draw your proposal.  We’ve extended the deadline to Sunday, February 5, 2017.

Click here for details.  <– NOTE!  This document was updated 12 Jan 2017.  If you downloaded it earlier, please retrieve the new copy.