Posts byMarian Lien

SHUC Annual 2017 Neighborhood Meeting and Open House

On Thursday November 16th at Levinson Hall in the JCC Squirrel Hill, 7pm, we will be holding our annual public meeting with a focus this year on “Transportation Safety and Mobility in Squirrel Hill.” Our featured guest speaker is Department of Mobility and Infrastructure Director Karina Ricks, who will talk about how the City’s Complete
CONTINUE READING

A Community Presentation and Discussion on Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Squirrel Hill

On Wednesday, May 17th (6:30pm – 8:00pm) at the Children’s Institute (1405 Shady Ave.), the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Greenfield Community Association will host a public meeting for the community to learn more about Keystone Relief Centers’ proposed medical marijuana dispensary at 3885 Forward Avenue, a Buncher Property. Because Medical marijuana is a new use in Pennsylvania,
CONTINUE READING

The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition

Preserving and Improving the Quality of Life in Pittsburgh's 14th Ward

he Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to preserving, improving, and celebrating the quality of life in Pittsburgh’s 14th Ward. Since its establishment in 1973, SHUC has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a
CONTINUE READING

SHUC Litter Patrol

The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition Litter Patrol is an organized collective of dedicated citizens who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk!  These passionate, relentless residential volunteers are always on the lookout for fresh new leadership and enthusiastic additions. They are tired of garbage drifting across the sidewalks and collecting in the gutters
CONTINUE READING

Long Range Planning

The Long-Range Planning Committee writes and disseminates a development plan for Squirrel Hill. The Squirrel Hill Master Plan pulls together a number of organizing principals to guide development in decades to come. One of the plan’s initiatives involved reorganizing the Coalition’s Committee structure to reflect its priorities and concerns. The Long-Range Planning Committee works to
CONTINUE READING

Commercial/ Residential Quality

The Commercial Development and Residential Quality Committee focuses on: Stimulating the vitality of our business district, particularly, but not limited to, the Forbes, Murray and Forward Avenue corridors; and works closely with the Squirrel Hill business and professionals association,Uncover Squirrel Hill; and Maintaining the quality of residential life in the 14th Ward by reviewing zoning issues
CONTINUE READING

Gateway Committee

Improving Squirrel Hill's Business District

The SHUC Gateway Committee has attracted over $400,000 in streetscape and public realm improvements in the Forward-Murray gateway area of Squirrel Hill, including new street lighting, banners, planters, and more. In 2009 and 2013, the Coalition secured grants from the Design Center to plan improvements at the “Gateway” I-376 entrance to Squirrel ill, plus additional
CONTINUE READING

Envisioning Forward-Murray Gateway

Download your Envisioning Forward Murray Gateway report here! Working with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) masters of Urban Design and Real Estate Design and Development classes, the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition facilitated two community discussions on envisioning a new future for the Forward/Murray area. The idea was to generate alternative visions that might encourage future, positive investments along Forward Avenue and nearby
CONTINUE READING