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Planning Commission will hold public hearing on bills


September 15, 2009

The Pittsburgh Planning Commission has been asked for a report and recommendation on three bills that have been introduced in City Council.

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m. on the three bills: Planned Unit Development and Specially Planned District Notice; Screening Standards for Vehicle/Equipment Sales (Limited); and, Landscaping and Screening Materials. The hearing will take place in the John P. Robin Civic Building, first floor, 200 Ross Street, Downtown.

Council Bill No. 1676 proposes a text amendment to the Zoning Code which requires public notice for any amendment to Planned Unit Development and Specially Planned Unit Districts.

Council Bill No. 1677 proposes a text amendment to the Zoning Code to make applicable the Landscaping and Screening Standards of Chapter 918 for Vehicles/Equipment Sales (Limited) uses.

Council Bill No. 1678 proposes a text amendment to the Zoning Code which provides language on the quality of screening materials, and disallows barbed or razor wire fencing. A copy of the proposed text amendments may be reviewed at the Zoning Office on the third floor of 200 Ross Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Testimony presented by individuals will be limited to three minutes each. Testimony presented by a spokesperson representing an organization will be limited to five minutes each, and the spokesperson shall provide a "Letter of Authorization" from the appropriate officers.

Prepared comments may be presented in lieu of testimony, and testimony should not be read from a prepared statement, but may be summarized as testimony with the prepared statement handed to the commission for their review.


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