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.

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

Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Access:
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87206889241
Phone: 1 929 205 6099
Webinar ID: 872 0688 9241

Agenda: TBD

Previous Meetings

Thursday, May 12, 2022

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 complete this form.

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 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 Kathryn Schlesinger at Kschlesinger@downtownpittsburgh.com.

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 145:00 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

Please contact Kathryn Schlesinger Senior Mobility Project Manager, at (412) 799-4481 (cell) or via email at Kschlesinger@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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