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DISTRICT 6

Welcome to District 6

Introduction

The Office of Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle welcomes you to District 6. We are proud to serve a diverse coalition of neighborhoods that includes Downtown, Pittsburgh's Business District; Uptown, home of the Eco-Innovation District; the Hill District, home to Pittsburgh's rich cultural and arts legacy; parts of West and South Oakland; and the historic Northside. Our goal is act as advocates and speak for he constituency that comprises our district, and to the Greater City of Pittsburgh as whole. 

Our Neighborhoods

Perry Hilltop

Perry Hilltop is a diverse, close-knit community, located on the Northside of Pittsburgh. Perry Hilltop features spectacular views of Downtown Pittsburgh from its rows of architecturally interesting homes and buildings. With access to Interstate 279 and the Ohio River Boulevard (Route 65), residents are only minutes from downtown attractions and McKnight Road shopping. The Riverview Park woodlands, just minutes away, have more miles of hiking trails than the other three Pittsburgh regional parks.

The Hill

The Hill District, once known as the “Crossroads of the World” is a collection of neighborhoods that border Downtown Pittsburgh, Polish Hill, Uptown and Oakland. In its former heyday it was the spot for a vibrant nightlife and was a mecca of the Jazz scene in Pittsburgh catering to African-American luminaries such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, August Wilson and Lena Horne. This historic neighborhood is beginning to experience an economic renaissance from the blight and devastation that occurred as a result of the struggle for civil rights and is poised to return as a beacon of cultural enlightenment in Pittsburgh.

Northside

The North Side, located to the north of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, is a collection of 16 neighborhoods that are individually diverse in their own right. Council District 6’s portion of The North Side includes various Pittsburgh landmarks including the Carnegie Science Center and the historic homes of Manchester. If you are visiting Pittsburgh during the summer months, be sure to stop by Gus & Yai-Yai’s Iceball Stand in West Park. This family owned Northside landmark has been serving iceballs, peanuts, and popcorn every summer since 1934.

Uptown

The Uptown neighborhood is located between the two largest economic activity centers in the city: Oakland and Downtown Pittsburgh. Uptown is the 1.5 mile stretch that comprises an eclectic mix of old time residents, university students, artists, tech startups, non-profits and wholesale companies including Duquesne University, UPMC Mercy Hospital, and PPG Paints Arena. It is this versatility which has ensured the stability and recent growth of the Uptown community as a prime location for investment and future development.

Downtown

Downtown is the urban center of the City of Pittsburgh; also known as the Golden Triangle and the Central Business District, it is located where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet to become the Ohio River at Point State Park. Point State Park, at the tip of the Golden Triangle, offers a stunning panorama of the 3 rivers and its surrounding hillsides. In recent years Downtown has witnessed a marked rise in its residential community. Downtown has a smorgasbord of amenities for almost everyone’s pleasure including restaurants, night spots, and numerous theaters in the Cultural District.

Oakland

Oakland, the third largest business district in Pennsylvania, is a metropolis of universities, businesses, and culture in one residential neighborhood. The educational and medical arenas of Oakland share this neighborhood with great cultural amenities including world class museums, theaters, botanical gardens, and Schenley Park. Oakland is home to the great gift from Andrew Carnegie - the Carnegie complex of buildings which include the main branch of the Carnegie library, the museums of Art and Natural History, and the music hall; Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood was also filmed at WQED in Oakland.

District 6 Features

Parks

Point State Park
601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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August Wilson Park
1801 Cliff St<
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Freedom Corner
Crawford St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Robert E Williams Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Riverview Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
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Frank Curto Park
Bigelow Blvd,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 255-2362
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Mellon Square
1529-540 Smithfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Attractions

Rivers Casino
777 Casino Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
1-877-558-0777
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Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 237-3400
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Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 231-3169
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PPG Arena
1001 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 642-1800
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August Wilson Home
1727 Bedford Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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-Cultural District venues
Benedum Center
237 7th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 456-6666

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Byham Theater
101 6th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 456-6666
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Harris Theater
809 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 681-5449
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Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 392-4900
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O'Reilly Theater
621 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 316-1600
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The August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-6070
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The Cabaret at Theatre Square
655 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 325-6769
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Bricolage Production Company
 937 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-0999
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Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company
937 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 377-7803
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Community organizations

Northside

Northside Leadership Conference (NSLC)
Northside Leadership Conference
1319 Allegheny Ave, 2nd floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
412-231-4714
www.pittsburghnorthside.com/
A coalition of Northside community-based organizations, committed to addressing mutual concerns through a united approach in order to promote and enhance the vitality, quality of life and image of Pittsburgh’s Northside.

Manchester Citizens Corporation (MCC)
Manchester Citizens Corporation
1319 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
(412) 323-1743
www.manchestercitizens.org/
One of the nation's oldest and most sophisticated community development organizations.

Northside Coalition for Fair Housing (NSCFH)
Northside Coalition for Fair Housing
1821 Brighton Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 321-5527
www.northsidetenants.org/
A resident-focused community development organization, founded on the premise that families and individuals have a responsibility to create for themselves living environments that are safe, livable, beautiful, and sustainable, with indifference to a resident's income, race, or physical abilities.

Allegheny City Central Association (ACCA)
Allegheny City Central Association
P.O. Box 6255
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 465-0192
www.alleghenycitycentral.org/
A vibrant urban neighborhood in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s historic North Side. Nearly 3,000 residents call Allegheny City Central home.

Mexican War Streets Society
Mexican War Streets Society
P.O. Box 6588
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
www.mexicanwarstreets.org/
A non-profit organization to preserve the historic character of the Mexican War Streets and to promote the neighborhood through personal and community involvement

Perry Hilltop Citizens Council (PHCC)
Perry Hilltop Citizens Council
2344 Perrysville Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
(412) 321-4632
perryhilltop.org/
A non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate civic and social action on a non-sectarian, non-partisan and interracial basis to benefit all residents and to improve the quality of life for all residents and business enterprises within the Perry Hilltop neighborhood.

Fineview Citizens Council (FCC)
Fineview Citizens Council
21 Lanark Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
(412) 657-2824
fineviewpgh.org/
An organization on the Northside of Pittsburgh, seeks to improve the quality of life of its residents through the redevelopment of vacant and blighted lots.

Uptown

Uptown Partners
Uptown Partners
710 Fifth Ave #1000,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 325-2723
www.uptownpartners.org/
A community-based organization of residents, institutions, and business owners–working together to build a vibrant community.

Downtown

Downtown Community Development Corporation (Downtown CDC)
Downtown Community Development Corporation
100 Fifth Ave #614
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 235-7263
www.pdcdc.org/
A community-based organization that serves Downtown Pittsburgh through innovative programs and events that support residential development, assist small businesses, and promote the arts and entertainment.

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP)
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
925 Liberty Ave #4
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 566-4190
downtownpittsburgh.com/
Formed by Downtown businesses, professionals, civic organizations, foundations, and residents, the PDP develops and implements innovative programs and initiatives to enhance the Downtown neighborhood.

Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
339 Sixth Avenue #1300
ch St 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 262-2737
centerthatcares.org
Creating a network of internal and external opportunities that offer step-by-step programming to prepare each child and young adult to achieve their life plans and goals in a safe, dependable, nurturing environment.

Hill District

Hill District Community Development Corporation (Hill CDC)
2015 Centre Ave # 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 765-1820
www.hilldistrict.org/
Works in partnership with residents and stakeholders to create, promote, and implement strategies and programs that connect plans, policies and people to drive compelling community development opportunities in the Greater Hill District.

Hill District Consensus Group (HDCG)
1835 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 697-4692
www.hdcg.org/
Builds the leadership and power of low-income and working class residents of the Hill District to advance racial and economic justice in our neighborhoods, our schools and our city. Through grassroots organizing, budget and policy advocacy, and implementing our community plans, they are building a community of hope, justice, and opportunity.

Hill House Association
1835 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 392-4400
www.hillhouse.org/
Serves clients through five strategic program areas: early learning and child development, youth services, family and workforce development, senior services and neighborhood services.

Jeron X. Grayson Community Center
1852 Enoch St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 262-2737
http://www.centerthatcares.org
Creating a network of internal and external opportunities that offer step-by-step programming to prepare each child and young adult to achieve their life plans and goals in a safe, dependable, nurturing environment.

Community Human Services Family Foundations Hill District (CHS)
Family Foundations 
2525 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 246-1660
www.chscorp.org/ff
Provides child development and family support to low-income families with children from birth to age three and pregnant mothers in the North Side and Hill District neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.

Oakland

Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID)
Oakland Business Improvement District 
235 Atwood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 683-6243
Onlyinoakland.org
Improving the cleanliness, appearance, and perception of safety in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Oakland Planning & Development Corporation (OPDC)
Oakland Planning & Development Corporation
235 Atwood St
Oakland, PA 15213
(412) 621-7863
www.opdc.org/
The goal is to build a better Oakland and help neighbors thrive.

Schools

Northside

Manchester Academic Charter School
1214 Liverpool St
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
(412) 322-0585
macsk8.org/

MLK
Martin Luther King Elementary School
50 Montgomery Pl
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
www.discoverpps.org

Conroy
Conroy Education Center 
1398 Page St
 Pittsburgh, PA 15233
(412) 323-3863
discoverpps.org/Conroy

Allegheny
Allegheny Traditional Elementary Academy
810 Arch St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 529-4100
discoverpps.org/alleghenyes

Propel
Propel Schools – Northside
1805 Buena Vista St 
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 325-1412
propelschools.org/propel-northside/

Perry Traditional Academy
Perry Traditional Academy
3875 Perrysville Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
(412) 323-3400
discoverpps.org/perry

Downtown

City Charter High School
201 Stanwix St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 690-2489
cityhigh.org/

CAPA
Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School
111 9th St
 Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 338-6100
discoverpps.org/capa

Urban Pathways
Northside Urban Pathways Charter School
914 Penn Ave # 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 392-4601
www.upcs.net/

Hill District

Miller African-Centered Academy
2055 Bedford Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 338-3830
discoverpps.org/miller

UPrep Milliones
University Prep
3117 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 622-5900
discoverpps.org/uprep

Weil Elementary School
Pittsburgh Weil PreK-5
2250 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 529-3840
discoverpps.org/weil

Universities

Northside

CCAC
Community College of Allegheny County
800 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
(412) 237-3100
www.ccac.edu/North_Campus/

Triangle Tech
1940 Perrysville Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
(412) 359-1000
triangle-tech.edu/

Downtown/Uptown
 
Point Park University 
201 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 
412-391-4100 
www.pointpark.edu/

Chatham University
1 Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 365-1100
www.chatham.edu/

Duquesne University
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282 
(412) 396-6000
www.duq.edu/

Oakland

University of Pittsburgh
4200 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 
412-624-4141 
www.pitt.edu/

Carlow University
3333 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
800-333-2275
www.carlow.edu/

Police Zones

Zone 1
1501 Brighton Rd 
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 323-7201
pittsburghpa.gov/police/zone1

Zone 2
2000 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 255-2827
pittsburghpa.gov/police/zone2
 

Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle

Robert Daniel Lavelle was born and raised in the Hill District of the City of Pittsburgh. He attended Pittsburgh Public Schools and graduated from Schenley High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University in 2000. Then in 2002, he completed the Leadership Pittsburgh program.

Until January 2010 his professional career involved working as a Legislative Aide for former City Councilman Sala Udin, and then Chief of Staff for the 19th Legislative District's Honorable State Representative Jake Wheatley, Jr. Through these positions, Daniel honed his skills as an advocate for working-class families, seniors, fair governance, and good democracy. He has served with Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) where he learned the inner-workings of government and how to best implement public policy that benefits neighborhood residents.

In addition to his public service, Daniel works for his family's business, Lavelle Real Estate, Inc. in various capacities including real estate brokerage. His strong work ethic comes from a tradition of family entrepreneurs whose businesses have served as cornerstones for empowering local residents and strengthening our City through good and bad times.

Motivated by his parents, Robert and Phillis Lavelle, and his grandparents, Robert and Adah Lavelle, Daniel has consistently pursued the values and practices associated with public service. His family-instilled commitment to providing service for people was reinforced by his grandfather's advice, "If you recognize a problem and then can grasp the nature of the solution, then you have an obligation to use your talents to help fix the problem."

Following his grandfather's words, Daniel chose a career in public service to help fix the myriad of problems facing his community. Daniel's significant experience in bringing people together is also driven by his passion for building coalitions amongst citizens, elected officials, and interest groups. In 2009, Daniel further followed his grandfather's advice and ran for Pittsburgh City Council. He was elected into office November 2009 and sworn into office January of 2010.

Upon election, Councilman Lavelle stated he would bring the same hard work and spirit of collaboration to the office that he has demonstrated in his work to date. He emphasized the importance of addressing issues such as public safety, job preparation and development, housing, economic development and access to quality education from pre-school through college. His goal is to ensure the district is made attractive, safe, and prosperous for everyone. He believes people will come back to live here and our children will stay here and succeed.

Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle's district encompasses part of the Northside (Manchester, Chateau, California-Kirkbride, part of Central Northside, Perry Hilltop), Downtown, the Bluff, the Hill District and parts of West and South Oakland. The district lies in the core of the City of Pittsburgh and the Southwestern Pennsylvania region.

He is currently the chair of Public Safety which has charge of and jurisdiction over legislation pertaining to the Police Department, the Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, Animal Control, the Bureau of Building Inspection, and emergency operations. Councilman Lavelle also serves as the vice chair on the Urban Redevelopment Authority Board. He is also a board member of Wireless Neighborhoods, Oakland Business Improvement District, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Riverlife and Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc. In addition, he is an Assistant Boy Scout Master for Troop 93, based in the Hill District.

Councilman Lavelle is also a proud licensed Real Estate Agent with Lavelle Real Estate, Inc., a family owned and operated full service real estate firm since 1951. He is also Vice-President of a local film company, Fear No Man Productions, LLC.

Councilman Lavelle was recognized by Cystic Fibrosis as one of Pittsburgh's 50 Finest in 2002. Pittsburgh Magazine most recently recognized him for being one of Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40 in 2009.

Daniel, as family and friends know him, lives in the Hill District with his wife Rachel Riley-Lavelle, a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh. They are the proud parents of daughter Saniya and son Elijah. They reside in the Hill District.

District 6 In the News

  • Public Hearing Scheduled on Noise Code Amendments for February 14

    In response to increasing complaints from Downtown residents about overnight construction noise, Councilman Lavelle has been working with the City Planning Department on legislation that would limit heavy impact construction between the hours of 8am-6pm. The amendment to City Code is part of an overhaul of the Noise Code that is currently under consideration by Council. Click title for more details.

    Published: 01/27/2017
  • Council Passes Housing Opportunity Fund

    Councilman Lavelle legislated the creation of a Housing Opportunity Fund for the city of Pittsburgh. Click above title for more details.

    Published: 12/20/2016

Contact District 6

The Office of Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle
City-County Building
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Fax: 412-255-0820

Daniel Wood
Chief of Staff

Telephone: 412-255-2134
daniel.wood@pittsburghpa.gov

Cassandra M. Williams
Community Relations Manager

Telephone: 412-255-2134
cassandra.williams@pittsburghpa.gov

Joseph D. Williams (J.D.)
Legislative Aid

Telephone: 412-255-2134
joseph.williams@pittsburghpa.gov

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