Category: Long Range Planning

Bus Rapid Transit Project Update

In 2011, Port Authority of Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh began a study of potential improvements to the transit system. One possible improvement identified by the study was a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) that would address transit between Downtown and Oakland, and possibly extend to other East End neighborhoods. On April 3rd, your Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition
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President’s Message: Here’s Something to Think About

Here’s Something to Think About By Raymond N. Baum, President Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition info@SHUC.org   What is the future of Squirrel Hill’s commercial district? What do we want it to be? What can we do about it? Are we missing out on opportunities to attract and hold businesses and residents?     I think
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What’s Going On At Forward and Murray?

By Raymond N. Baum, President Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition info@SHUC.org   The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition has been working with Mayor Bill Peduto, Councilman Corey O’Connor and many others to pave the way for redevelopment of the vacant, underutilized and blighted properties at the intersection of Forward and Murray Avenues (also known as the Squirrel
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Verizon Switch Station Shows Potential for Centrally Located Lofts, Office Space

By Deborah Monti   Originally built in 1926, the Verizon switch station on the corner of Forward and Murray was once a bustling office building. As the center for all phone calls that pass through the Squirrel Hill area, it was filled with telephone operators connecting calls with switchboards and repairmen who actually made house
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