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.


CALL FOR CANDIDATES: GCA Board of Directors


The Greenfield Community Association (GCA) is calling for candidates for the Board of Directors.

GCA serves the Greenfield neighborhood by maintaining our public spaces, representing the community in development and transportation issues, organizing the Greenfield Glide, Holiday Parade, and Community Awards, as well as advocating on behalf of the neighborhood in general.

Board membership is a three year term, open to both residents and business and property owners of Greenfield.

General Board member roles are as follows:

  • Term: Three Years
  • General: Attend all monthly board meetings
  • Grapevine: Write and contribute articles as needed
  • Fundraise: Carry out fundraising strategy. (Historically, this has been very minor.)
  • Events: Work on at least one of the major GCA events: Glide, Awards Dinner, and Parade and participate in the neighborhood clean-ups, plantings and National Night Out event.
  • GCA Annual Meeting: Attend annual fall meeting.
  • Neighborhood Awards Dinner: Attend annual awards dinner and promote tickets sales through personal networks.

Interested candidates should send a short biography to the address below by JANUARY 13.

Candidate biographies will be published online at gcapgh.org starting Jan. 15th.

Elections will be held at the GCA’s Annual Meeting January 29, 3pm, at Magee Senior Center

Send candidate biographies here:
555 Greenfield Avenue, Lower Level
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
www.gcapgh.org
email: info@gcapgh.org
phone: 412-339-0422


Greenfield Holiday Parade, Dec 2, 7pm

Greenfield Holiday Parade, 4 Dec 2015

Greenfield Holiday Parade, 4 Dec 2015

Fireworks! Marching bands! Floats! Puppets! Hot Chocolate! and SANTA!

March in the parade with your pet!

The Greenfield Community Association cordially invites you to the

GREENFIELD HOLIDAY PARADE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND, 7:00 PM

The parade begins at Murray and Hazelwood Avenues (line up at 6:00 pm), then proceeds to Loretta to Greenfield Avenue to Lydia.

Residents are encouraged to march in the parade with their pets on leash.  Contact Kristi Heidel at knheidel(AT)gmail.com to let her know you’re coming.

Fireworks provided with funding from Councilman Corey O’Connor, Senator Jay Costa, Rep. Paul Costa, and Rep. Dan Frankel.

 

p.s. We need volunteers to man the parade barricades.  Please contact knheidel(AT)gmail.com if you’d like to help.


Greenfield Bridge Parkway Closure Rescheduled for Dec 9

Worker on the Greenfield Bridge, in fog (photo by Pat Hassett)

Worker on the Greenfield Bridge, in fog (photo by Pat Hassett)

17 November 2016:

WEEKEND PARKWAY EAST CLOSURE POSTPONED
BEECHWOOD BOULEVARD (GREENFIELD) BRIDGE

The City of Pittsburgh has postponed this weekend’s planned closure of the Parkway East due to the inclement weather forecasted for Saturday into Sunday. Rain possibly changing to snow along with strong winds forecasted for the site preclude the high steel work planned for this weekend.

The closure has been rescheduled for the weekend of December 9, beginning at 10:00 p.m., Friday and ending at 6:00 a.m., Monday the 12th. During this closure, Mosites and their team will finish tightening all the connections of the steel, install the deck pans over the highway, and perform miscellaneous activities.


Naming Commission Considers Renaming Our Bridge

The new Greenfield Bridge as of 13 Nov 2016 (photo by Patrick Hassett)

The new Greenfield Bridge as of 13 Nov 2016 (photo by Patrick Hassett)

There’s a proposal to rename our bridge for artist John Kane.  It will be considered today at 2pm at the Naming Commission, 200 Ross Street.

Read more about the proposal here in this morning’s Post Gazette.

 

The bridge is officially named the Beechwood Boulevard Bridge. It connects Greenfield Road in Schenley Park to Beechwood Boulevard in Greenfield.


New Trees Planted In The Run

New trees planted in The Run with Tree Pittsburgh

New trees planted in The Run with Tree Pittsburgh, 5 Nov 2016

 

On Saturday, November 5th, several residents joined the volunteers from Tree Pittsburgh to reforest 150 trees in the slopes above the Run and the Parkway, just east of St. John Chrysostom Church.

The trees replace a blighted area that had succumbed to invasive vines.

On behalf of the GCA, thank you to all the volunteers, Tree Pittsburgh, and TreeVitalize for making this happen!


In The Run: Green Infrastructure Update

4 Mile Run Green Infrastructure Update

4 Mile Run Green Infrastructure Update

Join us at the church hall of St. John Chrysostom to review an initial concept for Green Infrastructure intended to decrease stormwater runoff in The Run neighborhood and improve ecology of the 4 Mile Run watershed.

In the coming months, consultants will work to refine this concept plan through on-the-ground technical surveys, cost analysis, and continuing community engagement.

This is the first of a series of meetings in The Run and surrounding communities focused on stormwater, the issue that residents have identified as their #1 priority.

After a short presentation we will have plans on display and representatives available to take your questions, comments and concerns, so please stop by and let us know what you think.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, please send any questions or concerns to Community Outreach Coordinator Gavin White at Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, gwhite@paconserve.org or call 412-682-7275.

WHAT:  4 Mile Run Watershed Green Infrastructure Concept Plans Update

WHERE:  St. John Chrysostom church hall
506 Saline Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15207

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 15, 2017
6:30pm-8:00pm

Meeting coordinated by Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and GCA.