Preserving and Improving the Quality of Life in the 14th Ward, Pittsburgh, PA.
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What We Do:

- Block Watch
- Citizens Patrol
- Commercial Development
- Education Committee
- Long Range Planning
- Litter Patrol
- Parks & Open Spaces

- Residential Quality
- Urban Forest

Squirrel Hill Master Plan:

In 2005, the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition sponsored a series of public hearings in order to develop a comprehensive master plan for the 14th ward.
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Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition
5604 Solway Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Telephone: 412.422.7666

Long Range Planning

The Long-Range Planning Committee writes and disseminates a development plan for Squirrel Hill. The Squirrel Hill Master Plan pulls together a number of organizing principals to guide development in decades to come. One of the plan's initiatives involved reorganizing the Coalition's Committee structure to reflect its priorities and concerns. The Long-Range Planning Committee works to keep the plan current to insure that residents, developers and governmental leaders have a guidepost for development in our community.

The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition approved a long-range development plan for our area in 1990. This beautifully prepared document, the Master Plan, incorporated a vision for the Nine Mile Run slagheap that included an extension of Frick Park surrounded by new housing. The city of Pittsburgh, including former mayor, Tom Murphy and then-councilman turned mayor, Bob O’Connor, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and local developers shared this vision. The result of this is Summerset, a new housing development of houses, townhouses and apartments surrounding an extension of Frick Park called Nine Mile Run.

The project is being built on what once looked like a moonscape. The Coalition continues to monitor the progress of the development through its participation in the Nine Mile Run Task Force. This task force is concerned with the housing development as well as the restoration of Nine Mile Run, a small stream that runs through Pittsburgh’s east end.

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