Neighborhood Developments


When It Rains Hard, The Run Floods

What happens in The Run (lower Greenfield) when it rains hard?

On June 16, 2016 Pittsburgh got more than half an inch of rain in 15 minutes — and nearly an inch in 24 hours.  This was too much for the combined sewer system that carries both storm water and sewage. The sewers made geysers in The Run.

Patrick Gula recorded the video above. Tommy D’Andrea took photos.

The Sewer Geyser begins underneath the Parkway bridge (photo by Tommy D'Andrea)

The Sewer Geyser begins, 16 June 2016, under the Parkway bridge (photo by Tommy D’Andrea)

The Sewer Geyser grows, 16 June 2016 (photo by Tommy D'Andrea)

The Sewer Geyser grows, 16 June 2016 (photo by Tommy D’Andrea)

Thar She Blows! Full force geyser of combined sewer (storm water + sewage) during heavy rain in The Run, 16 June 2016 (photo by Tommy D'Andrea)

Thar She Blows! Full force geyser of combined sewer (storm water + sewage) during heavy rain in The Run, 16 June 2016 (photo by Tommy D’Andrea)

Yow!  This has to be fixed.

 

(photos by Tommy D’Andrea, video by Patrick Gula)


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

SHUC and GCA logos


Want To Buy A Fixer Upper?

Want to Buy a Fixer-Upper? (CARL logo)

Want to Buy a Fixer-Upper? (CARL logo)

The Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) is coordinating fixer upper loans for home owners who want to buy a house that needs a lot of work.

The loan covers the cost of the home plus the home improvement construction.  Like a one-stop mortgage, it’s called a Community Acquisition & Rehabilitation Loan or “CARL.”

Greenfield’s moderately priced census tract 1517 is part of the CARL pilot program.  That’s the area bounded by Winterburn on the west, the Parkway East on the north, Saline Street on the east and Hazelwood Avenue (including Notley, etc) on the south.

If the combined value of the loan is less than $233,000, then the borrower has to put only 5% down.  The big requirement is that the owner must live in the home for five years or sell to another owner-occupant.

Click on the logo above to visit PCRG’s Community Acquistion & Rehabilitation Loan website to learn more.

 

(CARL logo courtesy PCRG)