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  • Waterfronts That Work Summit

    Pittsburgh's riverfronts are booming. How can our rivers continue to balance current uses, new development, recreation, and an improved environment? We invited representatives from five cities across the U.S. to share lessons they learned while creating waterfronts that strive to work for everyone. We also introduced the City's Riverfront Zoning Project. Thank you to all who joined us for an evening of open conversation and inspiring ideas to help shape the future of Pittsburgh's riverfronts.

    Published: 03/01/2017
  • Pennsylvania Marijuana Program Zoning Permitting

    Applicants seeking guidance regarding the permitting of Medical Marijuana facilities in the City of Pittsburgh should contact the Division of Zoning & Development Review for more information.

    Published: 02/15/2017
  • Civic Leadership Academy Spring 2017 Application

    The Civic Leadership Academy is a free, 10-week course that encourages more informed, effective and inspired community and civic leadership by giving City residents an opportunity to learn about their local government. The Spring application period closed on Friday, February 28th, 2017.

    Published: 02/06/2017
  • Re-Envisioning Smallman Street

    On January 18th we held the third of three community meetings for the Re-Envisioning Smallman Street project. Over the course of several months, more than 130 community members and stakeholders gathered at the Society for Contemporary Craft to help finalize the vision for the future of Smallman Street between 16th and 21st Streets. Informed by public feedback, the design team has crafted a draft concept plan that reimagines how the street can be used to accommodate existing vehicular activities, and provide space for increased public use. The draft plan provides for improved infrastructure and safety, and will enhance the experience of all street users. Click HERE to view the presentation from the third community meeting.

    Published: 01/23/2017

Department of City Planning

Mission: The Department of City Planning works to create and maintain an orderly, timely, environmentally-sustainable, and consistent approach to land use and development within the City. To achieve this end, Planning works with communities, civic organizations, and public entities to develop long-term plans to sustain and revitalize a thriving city of neighborhoods for the people who live, work, learn, and visit here.