HPCC February 2018 Newsletter

The HPCC February 2018 newsletter is now available!

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • A Letter from the President
  • January Meeting Minutes
  • Cracked! The Sycamore saga
  • Destination Highland Park: Priority One! Fitness
  • Congratulations to Girl Scout Troop 52470!
  • Soup N’At at Union Project
  • Favorite ListServ Post of the Month
  • PWSA Update
  • Pittsburgh’s Student Police Academy
  • Around St. Andrew’s

 

HPCC February Community Meeting

Please join us for the February Community Meeting of the Highland Park Community Council, which will be held next Thursday, February 15th, at 7pm at St. Andrews.

Our featured presentation will be from Bob Weimar, the acting Executive Director of PWSA, who will talk about and take questions on Highland Park-specific issues relating to the Reservoir and the temporary pumps and generators along Mellon, as well as broader issues like lead contamination and infrastructure improvements. We’ll also be hearing from David Hance, President of the Highland Park Community Development Corporation, about some of the HPCDC’s upcoming projects, and as always, we’ll have a brief public safety update from Zone 5.

Hope to see you next week!

 

HPCC January Community Meeting

Please join us for the January Community Meeting of the Highland Park Community Council, which will be held next Thursday, January 18th, at 7pm at St. Andrews. Our featured speaker will be Ms. Karen Arnold, Principal of Fulton PreK-5. We’ll also hear from representatives of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy regarding their efforts to remediate some unsanctioned and unsafe trails that have been constructed in the Park, and as usual we’ll get a public safety update from Zone 5.
Hope to see you next week!

Public Comment on Port Authority Comfort Station in Flynn Parklet

Earlier this month, the Port Authority announced its decision on the end-of-the-line routing of the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, the details of which are available here.

During the series of community meetings hosted by HPCC regarding BRT and the end-of-the-line route, the Port Authority also discussed their plans to construct a restroom facility (also called a “comfort station”) for bus drivers at the bus layover point at Flynn Parklet. Now that the routing determination has been finalized, they are moving forward with the planning for the comfort station, which includes a federally-required opportunity for written comments from the public on the proposed location.

The proposed comfort station would be approximately 100 sq. ft. in size and would be located near the corner of N. St. Clair and Bunkerhill. It would only be available to Port Authority staff. The subject of this comment period is strictly related to the location of the comfort station, not the architectural design of the building itself. Port Authority representatives will be back in Highland Park to discuss the design and appearance of the comfort facility and new bus shelters in Spring 2018.

The full public notice from the Port Authority regarding the comment period is available below, and can also be viewed as a PDF here.

PAAC Flynn Parklet Comfort Station Public Comment Notice