Monthly Archives: June 2016

Better, Safer Streets

In an effort to move forward with a vision for a greater Pittsburgh, the City of Pittsburgh presented their policy on Complete Streets and how the city’s vision for “better, safer streets for everyone” will impact development, developers, and those creating place in Pittsburgh. On Thursday, June 23, attendees heard insights from speakers Ray Gastil, Director of City Planning, Kristin Saunders, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, and Akshali Gandhi, Transportation Planner, plus Q&A with the speakers and Andrew Dash, Assistant Director of Strategic Planning. The Department of City Planning states that … Read More

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Innovation in the Works

Innovation. Inspiration. Community. These are all characteristics that have driven one of Pittsburgh’s newest urban renewal projects. Thanks to developer Faros Properties, the massive complex once known as  Allegheny Center has had a 200 million-dollar face-lift and re named Nova Place. On Wednesday, June 8, the Young Leaders Group hosted a walkthrough of Nova Place and Pittsburgh’s newest co-working space, Alloy 26. Along with the event champions Brian Kurtz from the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and Brandi Wyskocil from HFF, attendees also gained insight from speakers Jeremey Leventhal of Faros Properties, … Read More

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Pittsburgh Park Preview

Held on Friday, June 3, the Women’s Leadership Initiative’s “A Walk in the Park” event gave 31 ULI members an exclusive construction tour of the new Frick Environmental Center.  Lead by Meg Cheever, President and CEO of The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and Marijke Hecht, Director of Education, this event was among the first to preview the way Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh aim to protect and promote the region’s environment. As part of the project, the Parks Conservancy has restored 115 acres of land, and plans to … Read More

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