July 4 Porch Concert Hiatus

Due to family gatherings, vacations, and competing celebrations, there will not be anyporch concert performances on July 4.

Concerts will resume on July 11, Stay tuned for the line up!

Have a happy holiday weekend and, please, stay cool!

HPCC June 2021 Newsletter

The HPCC June 2021 newsletter is now available!

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • A Postcard from the President
  • May Meeting Minutes
  • Why You Should Check Out EngagePGH
  • The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Publishes Its 2020 Year in Review
  • Union Project Virtual Clay & Wine Workshop
  • Ask the Doctor
  • Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Recruitment Effort
  • Around St. Andrew’s

June 27 Porch Concerts 7 P.M. – 8 P.M.

Welcome to week four of the HP porch concert season!
This week features:

The Highland Park Mini Band

1112 N. Highland Ave

The Bogen family will be singing and performing eclectic music from traditional folk and gospel, to a real mix of band members’ favorites like Gillian Welch, Bob Dylan, and Lyle Lovett.  They will be playing uke, banjo, bass, and guitar.  

Oak Tree Baroque Trio

 951 Wellesley Road

  • Jeremy Black, violin                         
  • Jenny Steele, flute
  • David Sogg, bassoon

All three are Pittsburgh Symphony musicians. They will play Baroque chamber music by Bach, Handel, and others.

Please join these great musicians and your neighbors for some sweet summer music,

See you on Sunday, June 27 from 7 – 8 P.M.!

June 20 Porch Concert 7- 8 P.M.

Welcome to week three of the HP porch concert season!
June 20  7-8 P.M.
This week features:

Jonathan Callard and Friends

5811 Stanton Ave.

Jonathan is a professionally-trained vocalist who’ll be playing acoustic guitar & singing an eclectic mix from folk, pop, gospel, and other genres. http://www.jonathancallard.com/blog

So, come on down and celebrate Fathers’ Day with Jonathan’s tunes!

See you There!

Seminary Plan for 6-story Apartment Building

The HPCC recently learned that the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s new draft master plan includes a new 6-story apartment building at the corner of N. Sheridan and East Liberty Blvd. The HPCC supports many of the goals and other elements in the proposed master plan, but we are concerned that this building does not fit the scale of the adjacent residential properties. There was limited public engagement on the plan over two years ago and now it is going before the Planning Commission. Although the Seminary is in East Liberty, it is directly adjacent to the Highland Park neighborhood. We are distributing this information to ensure that neighbors in both East Liberty and Highland Park are aware of this proposal and can submit testimony about it, if they choose. If the plan is approved by the Planning Commission, it’s our understanding that the Seminary will be able to move forward with this building without additional public input.

To see the entire proposal, visit:

The Seminary presented this plan to the Planning Commission 6/15/21; the meeting can be viewed online: https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/planning-commission

The public can provide testimony to the Planning Commission in the next two weeks by:

  • Sending a letter to 200 Ross St., 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219.  Mailed testimony must be received by Friday, June 25; cite DCP-MPZC-2019-00584
  • Emailing planningcommission@pittsburghpa.gov before noon Monday, June 28
  • Attending the Zoom public meeting at 1 pm Tuesday, June 29: Webinar ID is 882 7511 3502
    • Attend via Zoom and use the “raise your hand” function to speak:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88275113502 ; or 
    • Call 301-715-8592 & use the “raise your hand” function by pressing *9