Downtown Development Activities Meetings

Offered as a way for residents, business owners, property owners, and more to provide feedback to project leaders, the Downtown Development Activities Meetings allow neighborhood stakeholders to hear about plans proposed to affect the Downtown community.

Meeting Schedule | Upcoming Meetings | Previous Meeting Agendas | What projects require a meeting? | About Registered Community Organizations

As a Registered Community Organization for Downtown, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will host public meetings to review upcoming projects before they are reviewed by applicable City of Pittsburgh commissions and boards, allowing your feedback to be heard early in the planning process.

All meetings will take place at least thirty (30) days prior to the applicant’s first public hearing.

In-person meetings are currently postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic. All upcoming meetings will take place virtually online via Zoom. The Zoom link for the meeting will be available on the Department of City Planning’s Development Activities Meeting page online the day before the meeting date listed below.


Meeting Schedule

The PDP will host Development Activities Meetings on the second Thursday of each month as long as there is at least one project on the agenda. All projects must communicate with the PDP at least 10 days in advance of their anticipated meeting date in order to be added to the meeting agenda. You can view all 2020 meeting dates below:

Meeting DateTimeDeadline to contact PDP
October 8, 2020 5:00 p.m. September 27, 2020
November 12, 2020 5:00 p.m. November 1, 2020
December 10, 2020 5:00 p.m. November 30, 2020

Please contact Caitlin Fadgen, PDP Senior Manager of Economic Development, at (412) 956-5147 (cell) or via email at cfadgen@downtownpittsburgh.com, if you have any questions.


Upcoming Meetings

The next upcoming Development Activities Meeting will take place via Zoom on Thursday, October 8 at 5:00 p.m. Check back soon for project details and information. If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Previous Meetings

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Watch the September 10 meeting here.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Watch the August 13 meeting here.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Watch the July 9 meeting here.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Watch the June 8 meeting here.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

What projects require a meeting?

A Development Activities Meeting is required for any development activity that occurs within the Golden Triangle that will require a City hearing and that meets at least one of the following thresholds:

  • 2,400 sq.ft. of new or expanded structure
  • new construction of 4+ residential units
  • new or enlarged parking area with 10+ stalls
  • use variances
  • zoning map amendments
  • project development plans
  • planned developments – PLDP
  • planned developments – FLDP
  • master development plans
  • institutional master plans
  • an application to the Historic Review Commission
  • an application to the Art Commission

About Registered Community Organizations (RCOs)

Community organizations often tackle a great variety of issues such as social services and community cleanups. Community organizations that are concerned with the development of the community can become a Registered Community Organization (RCO) in order to have a formal role in the current development projects as well as neighborhood planning processes.

Visit the City of Pittsburgh’s RCO site.

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