Downtown Development Activities Meetings

The Downtown Development Activities Meetings (DAM) is a forum available for residents, business owners, property owners, and other stakeholders to learn more about proposed Downtown development projects and provide feedback before the project can move forward in the City’s planning and approval process.

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.

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 below.

Upcoming Meetings

The next Development Activities Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 2022.

Proposed Meeting Agenda:

  1. Point Park University & Pittsburgh Playhouse Fence
  2. 642 Fort Duquesne Adaptive Reuse
  3. 965 Liberty Avenue Renovation
  4. City-County Building Sign – Historic Designation

Meeting Access: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87206889241 

OR phone +1 301 715 8592 with Webinar ID: 872 0688 9241

Previous Meetings

Monday, June 27, 2022

Watch the June 27 meeting here.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Watch the June 9 meeting here.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Watch the May 12 meeting here.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Watch the April 25 meeting here.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Watch the April 14 meeting here.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Watch the March 10 meeting here.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Watch the February 10 meeting here.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Watch the January 13 meeting here.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Watch the November 15 meeting here.

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 follow the link below to complete the registration form and review the 2022 meeting schedule for additional information.

2022 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 presenters must submit their finalized project presentation/project materials and confirm their meeting date with the PDP at a minimum of ten (10) days in advance of the scheduled DAM in order to be included on 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.

Meeting DateTimeDeadline
January 135:00 p.m.December 30
February 105:00 p.m.January 27
March 105:00 p.m.February 24
April 145:00 p.m.March 31
May 125:00 p.m.April 21
June 95:00 p.m.May 26
July 14 (no meeting)5:00 p.m.June 30
August 115:00 p.m.July 28
September 85:00 p.m.August 25
October 135:00 p.m.September 29
November 105:00 p.m.October 27
December 85:00 p.m.November 22

Downtown Development Activities Meeting Contact Info

Please contact Kathryn Schlesinger, Senior Mobility Project Manager, at (412) 799-4481 (cell) or via email at kschlesinger@downtownpittsburgh.com, to submit presentations and project materials, coordinate upcoming meeting requests, or ask any questions about the Downtown DAM process.

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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