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 By Tom Smith    Front Page    May 11, 2021 

Council seeks solution to rail riders on East Carson

The main topics of discussion at the April Zoom meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council included a shooting in Carrick and "freegans" on Carson Street. Zone 3 Commander John Fisher discussed an...

 

State grant will benefit Esser Plaza

Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and Representative Jessica Benham (D-Allegheny) have announced the award of $129,392 for the renovation of Esser Plaza. “Across the state, we are in the mend in many ways and this project is going...

 

Carson bars quiet after extending hours, requirements

Graffiti, the South Side Neighborhood Plan, and proposed state legislation to allow bars to remain open until 4 a.m. were among the discussion points at the April 13 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The meeting began with Zone 3...

 

Maureen Hogan will lead Brashear into a new future in South Pittsburgh

As The Brashear Association prepares for a strategic move to its new Brashear CARES Community Center at 320 Brownsville Road in Knoxville later this year, the 104-year-old organization is welcoming...

 
 By Tom Smith    Front Page    April 6, 2021

Biannual council meeting has safety, program updates

The biannual General Meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) on March 29 covered a wide range of topics including public safety, updates from area elected officials and progress reports on...

 

SSCC reviews plans for 251-unit apartment building, Esser's Park

The March 25 virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of th e South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured presentations on proposals for a riverfront 251-unit residential apartment building, and...

 

SomeraRoad proposes new 251-unit building at SouthSide Works

A brief presentation on a proposed riverfront, high-end, seven-story, 251-unit residential apartment building kicked off the March 9 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The project...

 

Plans discussed for Riverside Mews, marijuana dispensary

The latest virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured presentations on three South Side proposed projects. The Zoom video conference was held Febr...

 

New commander introduced at Zone 3 Public Safety Council

The introduction of the new Zone 3 commander was the focus of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) Feb. 15 Zoom meeting. Commander John Fisher began on the Pittsburgh police force in April, 1988....

 

S.S. Forum discusses fire, Zone commander and Esser plaza lights

Reflections on the fiery demise of a historic South Side building the prior day headlined the Feb. 9 Zoom meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Other highlights included introduction of the new...

 

CeaseFirePA wants 'common sense' laws concerning firearms

The Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) meeting that began on Jan. 18 was completed on Jan. 25. The reason was that a malicious Zoom "bomb" about 30 minutes into the Jan. 18 meeting was so...

 

South Side DAM meeting on ATM, signage is Thurday

The South Side Community Council (SSCC) will host a Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Thursday, Jam. 21, 6 p.m. to review two development projects. The projects to be reviewed are: 1712 E. Carso...

 

South Side DAM meeting on ATM, signage is Thursday

The South Side Community Council (SSCC) will host a Development Activities Meeting (DAM) on Thursday, Jam. 21, 6 p.m. to review two development projects. The projects to be reviewed are: 1712 E. Carso...

 

PED decline will reduce Carson St. Clean Team

Updates on the PED/Clean Team, the 4th Division Public Works campus, and more were the focus at the South Side Planning Forum meeting. The Zoom video conference was held on Jan. 12. In the PED update, city nighttime economy coordinator Allison...

 

Businesses propose changes at South Side DAM meeting

The sixth virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured presentations on two South Side projects, one of which is after fact as it is already in plac...

 

Hilltop Alliance Making History On The Hilltop

Over the last decade, the Hilltop Alliance has worked to create positive change throughout the 11 South Pittsburgh neighborhoods to which it provides services. But the story starts before the...

 

South Side Clean Team to remain through the winter

Updates filled the light agenda of the Dec. 8 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. In the PED update, city Councilman Bruce Kraus said revenue each weekend "descends a little bit more." The PED i...

 

Quads, speakeasies discussed at Zone 3 Nov. council meeting

The last Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) meeting of 2020 on Nov. 16 featured a year-end report and plans for 2021. The meeting began with news that Zone 3 police Commander Karen Dixon will be returning Nov. 30, but is retiring in early January....

 

South Side could see a multi-modal hub for transportation soon

The guest presenter at the Nov. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum was policy analyst Tosh Chambers of the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI). He discussed MOVE412/Mobility Hub, a multi-modal transportation strategy....

 

Plans outlined for SouthSide Works at South Side council DAM meeting

The fourth virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured presentations on three proposed South Side projects. The Zoom video conference was held on Oct. 22. The projects are the town square...

 

Slopes meeting concerned with speakeasys, E. Carson impovements

The Oct. 20 virtual Zoom general meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) featured discussion of speakeasies, the East Carson St. safety improvement project, and more. The...

 

PED collections are down, but keep up with E. Carson costs

Updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED), the PennDOT construction project, and local development activities meetings (DAM) were the prime topics of the Oct. 13 monthly meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. The meeting was...

 

Order your pies from SSCC annual Pie Sale

The South Side Community Council is taking orders for this year's Pie Sale. The pies are 10 inch Gardner Pies and come frozen with baking instructions, except Pecan which is fully cooked. All orders...

 

Property owners explain plans at South Side DAM meeting

The third virtual development activities meeting (DAM) of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured presentations on four South Side projects. The Zoom video conference was held on Sept 24....

 

South Side Community Council outlines changes, elects new board members

The fall general meeting of the South Side Community Council (SSCC) featured board elections; an overview of the changes planned for SouthSide Works; reorganization of the SSCC; updates on the Carson...

 

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