About Us

Registered Community Organization

Development Activities Meetings (DAMs)

Fundamentally, with our work as a community organization The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition communicates to the public about development proposals and hosts public meetings to discuss them.  We are now taking on additional responsibilities to serve Squirrel Hill residents and stakeholders as a Registered Community Organization (RCO) with the Department of City Planning.  The RCO designation formally requires community engagement as part of the city’s development approval process.  According to the RCO legislation, our responsibilities as an RCO include: establishing orderly means for public input, reporting to the city about the process, and fostering communication between the community and city departments.  SHUC will use this page of our website to provide information about projects and request feedback.

Because there are so many projects happening at one time, we track all current projects below. We update entries as we have new information. Please check out the calendar for updates.

The Squirrel Hill Communication strategy is fundamental to our work as an RCO and is available to view here.

See our past board meeting minutes here.

Most recent DAM Meetings:

Frick Environmental Center Sensory Classroom Development

Thank you to all to our community members who were able to attend the July 11, 2023 Frick Environmental Sensory Classroom DAM. For anyone who tried to re-enter the meeting and only had listed their email or first name as a contact, we apologize if you were not entered back into the meeting, after the zoom bomb we were taking extra precautions and are happy to answer any of your questions directly. The zoom bomb has been sent to the proper authorities for investigation. 

If you have any questions regarding the project please direct them to info@shuc.org. We will forward them to the Pittsburgh Park Conservatory team to answer.   

Thank you for your support + patience.

Access to the 7/11 DAM Meeting Recording, Passcode: K4gmhi%&


Redevelopment of the JAA (Continental Real Estate/Jewish Association on Aging)

Access to the 6/6 DAM Meeting Recording, Passcode: v6YR3^+Z


Craft General Irish Centre Residential Development

Access to the 5/17 DAM Meeting Recording, Passcode: D6920V&Q


Department of City Planning DAM with access to previous meeting recordings

about SHUC

Preserving, Improving, and Celebrating the Quality of Life in Squirrel Hill

For over fifty years, the Coalition has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a “watchdog” in the areas of public safety, education, residential quality, the business district, and parks and open space. With its focus on the quality of life in the 14th Ward, SHUC continues to monitor activities and future developments in the community through a range of standing committees.


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