The Wilkinsburg Plan

The Wilkinsburg Plan was developed after months of research, public outreach, scheduled meetings, and strategy sessions, and is available here. The background research for the Plan includes information about the Borough's socioeconomics, neighborhoods and housing, transportation, land use, and community facilities. Extensive public outreach was conducted through Steering Committee and Planning Commission meetings, 6 neighborhood outreach meetings, a week-long business district charette process, and 10 individual stakeholder interviews. Additional input was received from residents via the electronic survey that was posted on the Borough's website. After careful analysis and synthesis of the data, as well as public input, specific strategies were identified in 5 broad categaries:

1. Safe, Clean, and Green - Strategies include a new focus on public safety and community policing practices, aggressive code enforcement, and the development and implementation of sustainable practices.

2. Livable Neighborhoods - Recommendations include leveraging existing transit facilities to support Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and a renewed effort for code enforcement and redevelopment in Borough neighborhoods.

3. Open for Business - Strategies in this section are derived primarily from the business district section of the Plan, which emphasizes transit oriented development, the preparation of code-compliant space, and a renewed focus on business recruitment and development to create a"critical mass" for the retail and service center at Penn Avenue and Wood Street.

4. Organize for Success - Strategies focus on creating the appropriate organizational structure to maximize the ability of the Borough to implement recommendations from the Plan, and to use a more regional approach to help with capacity building.

5. Vision to Reality - Recommendations include the establishment of  appropriate future land use classifications and identifying related funding streams to support the implementation process.

The Wilkinsburg Plan was adopted by Borough Council in September of 2010.

Announcements
Constituent & Community Relations Meeting

The Constituent and Community relations meeting for today, 2/9/2017, at 10am has been cancelled due to the weather.

Posted: 2/9/2017
Community Calendar

Our website is currently under construction. If you're looking for meeting dates, they will be up within the next few days. If you need meeting dates any sooner, feel free to call the borough main office at 412-244-2900.

Posted: 2/2/2017
Municipal Service Fee (Refuse Pickup)

FYI - Municipal Service Fee statements will be mailed out soon. The fee for 2017 will be $200.

Posted: 2/2/2017
Public Forum for Wilkinsburg Gateway Sign

A public forum to share the finalist designs for the new Wilkinsburg Gateway sign will be held on Thursday, February 16th at 6PM in the 2nd floor Council Chambers at the Borough Building. All are welcome.

Posted: 2/1/2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Please be advised- The Borough Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Posted: 1/13/2017
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Community Calendar
1/26/2017
Special Events Committee

6:30 PM - Council Chambers

1/25/2017
Shade Tree Committee

6:30 PM - Council Chambers

1/25/2017
Blight Committee

5:30 PM - 1st Floor Conference Room

1/25/2017
Capital Planning Committee

7:00 PM - Council Chambers

1/23/2017
Joint Tax Committee

5:30 PM - Council Chambers

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