2015 Planning Excellence Award – Plan Other Than a Comprehensive Plan
Upper Lawrenceville Community Visioning and Targeted Development Strategy Study
evolveEA, Fourth Economy Consulting, The Design Center of Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville Corporation, Lawrenceville United
The upper part (10th Ward) of Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood is starting to get the development energy that transformed the central and lower parts now known for youthful culture within historic urban fabric. Through a series of community charrettes, participants created a neighborhood identity and series of development and livability principles. The neighborhood has been implementing the vision. Food-based projects and businesses have started, prompting a campaign called 10th Ward Fresh. One of the largest vacant properties is being redeveloped as mixed-income housing. Other activities include a green infrastructure demo project, a new park, an organic orchard, and an increase in renovation activity throughout the neighborhood.
tags: Green Infrastructure, Mixed Use Development, Sustainable Planning