Welcome to the West Pittsburgh Planning Project

Thanks for checking out the West Pittsburgh Plan’s project site. Welcome!

The West Pittsburgh Collaborative Community Plan is now complete and available for community use. The Plan includes a community summary, the main plan itself, and a number of supporting documents.

Our community plan and all accompanying support documents are now available on-line for your review.

Thanks to the 68 attendees of our third and final community planning meeting on Thursday, April 8, and thanks to  Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith for providing the great food (and to Sal Cinea and Lucia Rosa‘s for cooking it!), to Rep. Dan Deasy and Corey O’Connor (of Congressman Doyle‘s office) and Councilwoman Kail-Smith for participating, for Principal LuAnn Zwieryznski for use of the Langley High School cafeteria, Sen. Wayne Fontana and the Mayor Ravenstahl’s West Pittsburgh Weed & Seed Program for our planning project funding and management. And special thanks to our Action Team captains and volunteers for getting busy with the work!

Eight neighborhoods in West Pittsburgh Weed & Seed initiative are undertaking a collaborative community planning process. Participating project partners from community organizations in each of the eight neighborhoods are working with the Weed & Seed program in Mayor Ravenstahl’s office and the project consulting team of Jackson/Clark Partners and the Studio for Spatial Practice.  The planning process is a project of the West Pittsburgh Weed & Seed Steering Committee, guided by the Neighborhood Restoration Subcommittee.

October 15. 2009 Community meeting

Participating Neighborhoods

  • Chartiers City
  • Crafton Heights
  • Esplen
  • Elliott
  • Fairywood
  • Sheraden
  • West End Village
  • Windgap

COMMUNITY MEETINGS  DECEMBER  11 & 12 – Thanks to our participants!

We held three community Innovation Sessions as our next step of the public planning process and we’d like to thank all of our community members and partners who participated. The sessions were open to the public and allowed participants to work together to generate ideas and priorities for inclusion in the community plan.  Thanks to our hosts who helped make the sessions possicle, including the staff at the Sheraden Senior Center, Captain and Mrs. Captain Fullwood at the Salvation Army in Fairywood, and the staff at the West End Elliott Overlook. A special heartfelt thanks in memorium to Elmer  Clark who helped us by securing the Overlook permit in his role on the NRC committee.

West End Elliott Overlook Innovation Session

West End Elliott Overlook Innovation Session

Fairywood Innovation Session

Fairywood Innovation Session

Our next public meeting will be announced in the next few weeks, so stay tuned for information on that.

Our first open community meeting was held on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:00PM at the Sheraden Senior Center, 720 Sherwood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15204-1724 (412) 777-5012. Click here for a map. Over 50 people from a range of the participating communities were in attendance.


Please take a minute to complete our on-line community survey – click here to access the survey. It’s open to any resident, business or other interested member of the eight participating neighborhoods, and will be an important part of our the information gathering that’s our first phase of the project.

If you’d like more information or would like to participate actively in the planning process, please e-mail us at WestPGHplan.


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