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Pittsburgh Planning Fee Helps Revised Oakland Crossing Plan

Pittsburgh Planning Fee Helps Revised Oakland Crossing Plan

Pittsburgh Planning Fee Helps Revised Oakland Crossing Plan

"After months of deliberation, the City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to make a positive recommendation to City Council on the newly revised Oakland Crossings map.

At its Tuesday meeting, the commission supported the plan — which would affect Halket Street and the Boulevard of the Allies — in a 5-0 vote. The vote comes after the commission delayed it at its March 8 meeting. After residents raised concerns, the commission asked City Council to review permitted heights on Halket Street and the Isaly’s site.

Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossing proposal, which sparked controversy in the community, would rezone parts of Central and South Oakland. Mayor Ed Gainey and the Shadyside developer recently amended the proposal to include narrower and more clearly defined zoning, a public benefits agreement which covers affordable housing, food access, inclusive contracting and union construction jobs."

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Cayden Allen | Oakland Local News