HPCC Annual Meeting

Please Join us for the Annual Meeting of the Highland Park Community Council, which will be held at 7pm on Thursday, June 21st at St. Andrews. This meeting will have a packed agenda, including:
  • A presentation from PWSA on a number of infrastructure projects at and around the reservoir to improve water distribution, reduce corrosion in lead pipes, apply treatment methods that will meet state water quality regulations, and enhance the security of our water supply at Highland Park Reservoir I (additional details available here).
  • A presentation from the Environmental Charter School regarding their plans to open a new campus at the former Rogers Elementary School in Garfield
  • Elections HPCC President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, as well as and 3 Board members.
This will be a busy and exciting meeting, hope to see you there!

Highland Park 2018 Yard Sale Sneak Peak!

Check out the Highland Park Yard Sale Sneak Peek Listing of all the cool loot that will be on sale this Sunday (6/3) in Highland Park! Come find some incredible vintage and collectible items!

Click here for the mobile-friendly site, and here for a pdf.

On Sunday morning, the full listing with addresses will be available on the mobile site, and volunteers will be handing out hard-copy lists with addresses and a map throughout the neighborhood.

Happy bargain hunting!

2019 Neighborhood Capital Project Survey (Closes June 8th)

Dear Highland Park Community Members,

The Highland Park Community Council Board is seeking your input in developing a list of neighborhood improvements for us to advocate for to the Mayor and Councilwoman Gross.   Please click here for the survey.

Each year, the City identifies and prioritizes its capital needs, which are then included in the Capital Budget and the Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan. This process is a critical planning tool used to coordinate financing and scheduling for the major projects designated by the City.

Capital projects are projects funded by public monies to design, build, restore, retain, or purchase any City-owned asset that is expected to provide a long-term public benefit, or proposed physical improvements in an element of the City’s infrastructure. Capital projects must have a minimum value of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) and a minimum useful life of five years. Some examples of Capital Projects include:

– Right of Way improvements (streets, stairs, walkways, lighting, etc.)
– Bridge repairs
– Improvements to parks, pools, and playgrounds

The HPCC Board is seeking your input via a survey on possible neighborhood capital projects. The HPCC will use community feedback from this survey to develop its own neighborhood capital projects priority list to present to the Mayor’s Office and to Councilwoman Gross. While there is no guarantee that items from the list will be included in the Mayor’s budget proposal, it is an opportunity for us to have the community’s wishes heard and participate in the budget development process.

The survey will be open for 2 weeks, from June 7-20. The final list developed by the HPCC will be presented at the August HPCC community meeting. Thank you for your interest and participation!

– HPCC Board

HPCC May Community Meeting

Please Join us for the May Community Meeting of the Highland Park Community Council, which will be held at 7pm on Thursday, May 17th at St. Andrews. We’ll be hearing from A+ Schools on their annual report to the community on the state of education in Pittsburgh, and we’ll also be holding a brainstorming discussion around infrastructure and maintenance needs in the neighborhood in advance of our annual capital budget survey.

NOTE: the presentation from the Environmental Charter School, previously scheduled for this meeting, is being rescheduled.

Hope to see you next week!