Photograph courtesy of East Liberty Development, Inc.

East Liberty has seen much in the way of revitalization efforts in the last decade plus. From retail outlets like Home Depot, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Target to the hot, new Ace Hotel, East Liberty has undergone a major transformation. However, it’s western gateway — the area between its historic core and the neighborhoods to the west and north — has remained largely parking lots to this day.

On Tuesday, October 18th, East Liberty Development, Inc. and Carnegie Mellon’s School of Architecture is inviting the public to take part in a discussion of designs for the future of this neighborhood’s western gateway area. CMU’s Master of Urban Design students have been working on potential uses for the area and they need your input.


The class has been exploring ways to incorporate energy conserving buildings, walkable and bike friendly transportation systems, local agriculture, affordable housing and opportunities for enhanced social connections into their plans. Their process has included interviews with community members and leaders. Tuesday’s community meeting will be a conversation about three different design projects and the discussion will help to further guide the student design teams, who will complete their projects and present them at another community meeting in December.

Please come out and be part of the conversation!

Re-envisoning East Liberty’s Western Gateway
When: Tuesday, October 18th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: East Liberty Presbyterian Church (small dining room), 116 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (Entrance on Highland Avenue)

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