"The approval process for the proposed Oakland Crossings development has demonstrated two very different models of public-private collaboration, and of mayoral leadership.
What began under former Mayor Bill Peduto as a textbook example of the aloof and heavy-handed use of power has concluded under Mayor Ed Gainey as a model of community engagement and professional negotiation.
As mayor, Mr. Peduto worked with Walnut Capital, the developer proposing the new complex near the Boulevard of the Allies, to produce a zoning proposal that would suit the company’s needs. He then introduced that new zoning to City Council as a fait accompli, dismissing arguments against the plan as “mostly on process.”"
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The Editorial Board | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette