The Beltzhoover Housing Style Guide
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
This book is a guide to the housing styles found throughout Beltzhoover, and can be used to create a vibrant and livable urban community by understanding and acknowledging a neighborhood's unique architectural and patterns as key to urban revitalization. This effort is part of the Greater Beltzhoover Toolkit.
Collaborators: Department of City Planning; UrbanKind; Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group; Office of Mayor Bill Peduto; Office of Councilman Bruce Kraus
One Northside Knowledge Sessions - Housing
One Northside Initiative
Over the summer and fall of 2015, three public knowledge sessions were held regarding housing on the Northside, an income diverse neighborhood undergoing new development. These sessions provided a platform for dialogue between local residents, public officials and developers. Residents were able to learn about the current condition of housing as well as inform public officials about housing issues in their neighborhood.
Collaborators: The Buhl Foundation
Hilltop Housing Market Restoration Strategy
Hilltop Alliance | Fourth Economy; Maynes Associates Architects
This study analyzes the current housing market and develops a market-based housing strategy for the neighborhoods of Allentown and Beltzhoover. The plan focuses on aiding existing homeowners with property repairs, promoting home-ownership, and encouraging family occupancy. A Housing Repair Toolkit and Housing Finance Toolkit were developed to help achieve these goals.
Collaborators: Allentown Community Development Corporation; Beltzhoover Civic Association; Mount Washington Community Development Corporation; Department of City Planning
Brereton/Dobson Fire Site
Polish Hill Civic Association | Real Estate Strategies, Inc.
A market analysis and concept plan was completed for the redevelopment of empty lots (site of fire which destroyed several homes) along Brereton and Dobson Streets in Polish Hill. The report recommends residential use and provides input about marketable product types, features/amenities, and pricing.
Collaborators: Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation
The Elm Street Facade Improvement Program
Lawrenceville Corporation | Joyce Design Group
As part of the Elm Street Facade Improvement program, these design guidelines for residential properties in Lawrenceville sought to educate homeowners on building facade improvements, and encourage good, compatible design choices that leverage funds for neighborhood investment.
Collaborators: The Office of Councilman Patrick Dowd; Lawrenceville United; the Urban Redevelopment Authority
Friendship Bride Row: Conceptual Design Study
Friendship Development Associates, Inc | Loysen + Kreuthmeier Architects
In this project, the community worked to devise a feasible solution for the eight Romanesque Revival structures of Bride Row by using the building's porches to create a synergetic relationship between art and place, and create a plan to renovate them as a hotel destination for artists.
Collaborators: Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation; Garfield Jubilee Association; Office of Senator Jim Ferlo; Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh; The Pittsburgh Glass Center; Stagmos Bakery; Penn Avenue Arts Initiative