Monthly Archives: April 2016


Community Meeting: Buncher Property Rezoning

Buncher Property at 5500 Forward Ave (photo courtesy SHUC.org)

Buncher Property at 5500 Forward Ave (photo courtesy SHUC.org)

Community Presentation and Discussion:  5500 Forward Avenue, Property of Buncher Company

When: MONDAY, May 2, 2016, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: Jewish Community Center, 5738 Forbes Ave in Squirrel Hill, Room 202

The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Greenfield Community Association invite you to a public meeting to learn more about Buncher Company’s recent application to Pittsburgh City Planning to rezone and consolidate the property on 5500 Forward Avenue.

Please join Councilman Corey O’Connor; a Buncher Company representative; representatives from Office of City Planning; and members from SHUC and GCA Gateway, Commercial Development and Transportation committees as we discuss what the zoning changes may mean for this important “first-impression” corner of the southern Gateway into Squirrel Hill and our two communities.

Your comments at the meeting will be welcomed.

For more information about this project or any other Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition-led programs and events, please call 412-422-7666 or email us at info@shuc.org. Find us at www.shuc.org

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Thanks to Magee Park Volunteers

Thanks to volunteers, the railings look a lot better at Magee Park (photo by Patrick Hassett)

Thanks to volunteers, the railings look a lot better at Magee Park (photo by Patrick Hassett)

Last Saturday’s cleanup (April 16) was a great success.

Volunteers painted the railings on the bleachers, touched up the “Magee Park” sign, picked up trash, and planted a garden.  Here are some photos of the work day.

A big Thank You to everyone!

Scraping and painting the railings (photo by Patrick Hassett)

Scraping and painting the railings (photo by Patrick Hassett)

 

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

Picking up trash at Magee Park.  Thank you! (April 16, 2016,photo by Patrick Hassett)

 

Volunteers plant a garden near the Magee Rec Center (photo by Patrick Hassett)

Planting a garden near the Magee Rec Center (photo by Patrick Hassett)

 

And when it was all done .. the kids came out to play soccer.

Kids practicing soccer at Magee Park, 16 April 2016 (photo by Patrick Hassett)

Kids practicing soccer at Magee Park, 16 April 2016 (photo by Patrick Hassett)

 

(photos by Patrick Hassett)


Volunteers Needed … And There’s Pizza!

Rialto's Pizza for lunch

The GCA Public Space Stewardship Committee says:

This Spring, come help with these projects and you’ll get pizza!

Magee Park – Cleanup, Planting, & Pizza Party, Saturday April 16, 9:00am to 12:30pm

Step 1: Work – cleaning up Magee Park
– trash pickup
– preparing & painting handrails
– planting two native flower beds and clearing weeds for a new vegetable garden
– learning to make native seed bombs
– have fun

Step 2: Lunch! Pizza and Refreshments provided by Greenfield Community Association.

 

Spring Plantings & Pizza Party, May 14 & May 21, 9:00am to noon

Meet at Gardens Below:
May 14, 9:00am: Irvine Street (Pump House) Hazelwood/Greenfield Ave. May 14th: 9am to Noon
May 21, 9:00am: Ronald St (Garden by Rialtos)

Step 1: Weed, plant, mulch & water the gardens. All supplies and water are provided.

Step 2: Lunch! Pizza and Refreshments provided by Greenfield Community Association.