About Us

Our Accomplishments

 

2018-19

 

  • South Side Home Tour
  • South Watch
    • 18 meetings with 12 presentations
    • 110 properties reported for trash violations; 73 have been remediated and 37 are being monitored
    • 6 student rental properties are being monitored
  • Block Watches
    • 3 annual area clean-ups (Spring, Summer and Fall)
  • South Side Voices
    • 30 audio recorded interviews
    • Held South Side Voices Event
  • Street Tree Planting and Maintenance
    • Planted 25+ trees with help from the City
    • Planted 5+ trees using private funds
2017-18
  • Document local voices through an oral history project in conjunction with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – South Side.
  • Build on the SSCC website to make it a resource to South Side residents
  • Address South Side graffiti by engaging local artists to design and fabricate murals (public art) that highlight South Side’s history
  • Work with the South Side Chamber of Commerce and the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association to do the following:
    • Manage ways to reduce the negative effects of the nighttime economy
    • Develop ways to increase the number of retail businesses that are more inclusive of the needs of the residents.
    • Continue to promote and market the positive qualities of South Side
2016-17
  • Document local voices through an oral history project in conjunction with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – South Side.
  • Address South Side graffiti by engaging local artists to design and fabricate murals (public art)
  • Begin the first code compliance meeting (South Watch) in September and continue to meet monthly
  • Work with the South Side Chamber of Commerce and the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association to do the following:
    • Manage ways to reduce the negative effects of the nighttime economy
    • Develop ways to increase the number of retail businesses that are more inclusive of the needs of the residents.
    • Continue to promote and market the positive qualities of South Side
  • Showcased 9 homes and the Oliver Bath House during the 26th annual Historic South Side Home Tour
  • Completing the work with South Side residents in the purchase and installation of gates in order to prevent entrance into their alleys and yards. (Community Development Block Grant)
  • Working with the city’s public works department to address concerns around crosswalk painting and traffic signage.
  • Working with city officials to keep Riverfront Park Trail free of train jumpers
  • Working with Friends of the RiverFront to clear the brush on both sides of the Riverfront Park Trail
  • Communicating the council’s work with the South Side community through the South Side Pittsburgh Reporter and recently developed “community news” eblasts
  • Working with Engineers without Borders to redesign and refresh Esser’s Plaza
  • Assisted in the formation of a parking task force made up of residents and business owners to identify potential solutions for daytime parking for businesses.  Enforcement on numbered streets now begins at 4:30 PM and on name streets at 2:30 PM.  On all streets enforcement continues until 2 AM
  • Developing 3 additional block watches
  • Continuing to remove graffiti through monthly paint outs
  • Planting at Ormsby Park (Love Your Block Grant)
  • Began the code compliance meetings (South Watch) in March
    • Educating residents about refuse regulations
  • Convened four community meetings around zoning changes
  • In attendance at Zoning Board of Adjustment hearings when South Side properties are requesting variances and special exceptions
  • Partnered with Tree Pittsburgh to plant 17 trees in the South Side and weed and add mulch to over 30 more
  • Working with PittServes and Duquesne University students to assist with community projects
  • Working with Duquesne University’s Office of Commuter Affairs to assure that the students are responsible residents.
  • Working with the South Side Chamber of Commerce, South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association on the neighborhood plan
  • Supporting the Spring Gala and Neighborhood Block Party
  • Provided sponsorships to other community organization events
  • Supported Brashear Association and Ormsby Community Center in their holiday toy drives
2015-16
  • Showcased 10 homes during the 25th annual Historic South Side Home Tour.
  • Working with South Side residents in the purchase and installation of gates in order to prevent entrance into their alleys and yards. (Community Development Block Grant)
  • Working with the city’s public works department to address concerns around crosswalk painting, traffic signage, catch basins and sewers, handicap ramps, sidewalks and curbs, street patching and paving and street closures.
  • Working on a community process for new/transfer liquor license applications to review and engage the community in new license requests/transfers.
  • Assisted in the formation of a parking task force made up of residents and business owners to identify potential solutions for daytime parking for businesses.  
  • Working throughout the year on various beautification projects, most recently the planting at Ormsby Park (Love Your Block Grant)
  • Partnering with the South Side Chamber of Commerce, the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association and other community groups to improve the quality of life for local residents.
  • Working on a code compliance group to address code violations within the South Side.
  • Working with PittServes and Duquesne University students to assist with community projects.
  • Working with Duquesne University’s Office of Commuter Affairs to assure that the students are responsible residents.
  • Provided sponsorships to other community organization events.
  • Supported Brashear Association and Ormsby Community Center in their holiday toy drives.

Future Goals

More details coming soon!

We're here to serve the South Side.

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