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Proud homeowners in Highland Park have restored some of Pittsburgh’s finest architectural treasures, and now they’ve restored the tradition of enjoying them together. The Highland Park House Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 10, 2014 for the first time in nearly decade.
Tickets are available online and will also be available on-site the day of the tour. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 the day of the event. Click here to purchase.
The self-guided walking tour through the historic Highland Park neighborhood starts at the rectory of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 5801 Hampton Street. There are 12 homes on the tour that span several different architectural styles – from Modern to Victorian to a cottage-style home right out of Hansel & Gretel. Each home has its own special charm.
Come see how these homeowners have restored old Pittsburgh charm or incorporated modern elements into the Highland Park community.
To volunteer, send us an email at email@example.com
At the March 20th meeting of the HPCC, three leash-free dog areas were proposed including:
1) Elgin St./King Estate
2) Farm House Ball Field
3) Forestry Field
The decision making process will include a second community meeting on April 17th. Please see the HPCC Highland Park Dog Park Presentation_v2 for more details.
I regret to inform everyone that we are cancelling the February HPCC meeting tomorrow night at Union Project.
It seems as though Union Project is overbooked for the evening and St. Andrew’s is still under construction so we find ourselves without a meeting place for the moment.
We will resume meeting regularly on Thursday, March 20th. The Parks Conservancy will be on hand to help us review three (3) potential leash free dog run areas in the park and to review best practices for dog parks currently in use across the country.
All dog owners are urged to attend the March meeting to share your thoughts on each of the locations under consideration. Community feedback is encouraged and important to the process. I hope to see you there!
HPCC President – Monica Watt
Please join us for the HPCC November Meeting – Thursday, November 21 at 7PM at Union Project. Everyone is invited to attend.
We have a full evening planned:
· Rob Collins of the Bryant Street Market will be on hand to answer questions from the neighborhood concerning his beer-only liquor license application and how it will affect the market.
· Paul Svoboda from the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh will also be joining us to discuss East Liberty’s TRID planning and how it will affect the intersections surrounding Highland Park – East Liberty Boulevard and N. Highland Avenue specifically.
· I will be discussing some planned changes to the intersection at Bryant St. and N. Negley that came out of the HPCC Pedestrian Safety Review that we submitted to the City last year. All homeowners impacted by that intersection are urged to come join in the discussion.
· Dave Atkinson, HPCC VP and Education Committee Chair, will discuss the proposed closing of Woolslair, part of Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Take advantage of the Department of Public
Works’ Environmental Services Division’s fall 2013
yard debris collection day to be held on Saturday,
Please note the following guidelines for
• Bag Leaves for Collection: Residents must
bag leaves in paper bags only and place
them out at your normal refuse collection
site. Bags should NOT exceed 35 pounds.
Leaves in plastic bags will not be accepted.
Paper yard debris bags can be purchased at
• Tree Branches and Bushes: Cut, bundle
and tie branches and bushes in lengths
not exceeding 5 ft. in length. Tree branch
diameter should not exceed four (4) inches.
Please note that City crews will NOT collect
dirt, rocks, stones or cement. Yard debris left
at the curb by contracted lawn care workers or
independent contractors will NOT be collected
by city crews.