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 (RCO) for Downtown, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) will host public meetings to review upcoming projects in Downtown before they are reviewed by applicable City of Pittsburgh commissions and boards, allowing your feedback to be heard early in the planning process. View a map of the PDP’s RCO boundary here.

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

  • You can view the 2021 Commission Calendar for the Department of City Planning’s Boards and Commissions here.

In-person meetings are currently postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic. All upcoming meetings will take place virtually online via Zoom. RSVP for upcoming meetings here.

Upcoming Meetings

The Development Activities Meeting that was scheduled to take place to take place via Zoom on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. is canceled.

Previous Meetings

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Watch the July 8 meeting here.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Watch the June 10 meeting here.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Watch the May 13 meeting here.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Watch the April 8 meeting here.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Watch the February 11 meeting here.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Watch the January 14 meeting here.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Watch the November 12 meeting here.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Watch the October 8 meeting here.

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

For Developers & Project Owners

If you have a project that you are seeking to present to the PDP and would like to be added to the monthly agenda, please complete this form.

2021 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 submit their finalized project presentation and confirm their meeting date with the PDP at least 10 days in advance of their anticipated date in order to be added to the meeting agenda. Project presentation materials should align with what will be presented to the City of Pittsburgh commission or board that the project is seeking approval from. All project presentations can be submitted to Caitlin Fadgen at cfadgen@downtownpittsburgh.com.

DateTimeDeadline
January 14 5:00 p.m.December 30, 2021
February 115:00 p.m.January 29, 2021
March 115:00 p.m.February 26, 2021
April 85:00 p.m.March 26, 2021
May 135:00 p.m.April 29, 2021
June 105:00 p.m.May 28, 2021
July 85:00 p.m.June 25, 2021
August 125:00 p.m.July 30, 2021
September 95:00 p.m.August 27, 2021
October 145:00 p.m.October 1, 2021
November 115:00 p.m.October 29, 2021
December 95:00 p.m.November 24, 2021

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

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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