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Monday, May 6, 2013

Final public meetings for OpenSpacePGH plan scheduled

Posted By on Mon, May 6, 2013 at 1:11 PM

The final public meetings for OPENSPACEPGH — the city's planning effort for open space, parks and recreation — will take place over the next two weeks. A public comment period will also open tomorrow and last until June 7.

OpenSpacePGH is a component of the city's comprehensive plan, PLANPGH, and will help guide city development by determining which areas are best left protected as open space.

The meetings are free and open to the public and will educate residents on the findings of the draft plan — which can be found here or at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations. Residents can also comment on the plan online. The city is also encouraging residents to share ideas about priorities for open space programs in various neighborhoods.

OpenSpacePGH meetings will take place on the following dates and locations:

Tues., May 7: 6 to 8 p.m., Kaufman Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Hill District

Wed., May 8: 6 to 8 p.m., Kingsley Center, 6435 Frankstown Road, Larimer

Thurs., May 9: 6 to 8 p.m., Knoxville Elder Ado, 320 Brownsville Road, Knoxville

Tues. May 14: 6 to 8 p.m., Schenley Ice Rink, Overlook Drive, Squirrel Hill

Wed., May 15: 6 to 8 p.m., Propel Northside, 1805 Buena Vista St., North Side (parking lot accessed off of Brighton Road).

For more information, contact Andrew Dash, Senior Planner, Department of City Planning by phone at 412-255-0760 or by e-mail at andrew.dash@pittsburghpa.gov

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