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AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – July 12, 2016

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, July 12th at 7:30pm (pre-session at 7:00pm)

  • 7:00 – 7:30 – Jim Pashek
  • Visitor: Carnegie Science Center
  • Visitor: Finalize Buhl Grant Outcomes/Next Steps
  • New Neighbors
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report & Finalize Budget
  • Housing and Planning Updates
    • Western Ave
    • Light of Light
    • CCAC
  • AWDC Updates: 928 Western
  • Property: 806 Western Improvements
  • Ways and Means
    • Final report about the Wine Tour
    • Christmas Tour
  • Friends
    • Cleanups!
    • Babb volunteer day: July 14, all welcome
  • Membership Events
    • Corn roast in September
    • Mixer: Friday, July 15 at the Modern Cafe
    • 50 Anniversary: Alleys, Axles and Ales
  • Committee Q&A

$5,000 One Northside Innovation Grants

One Northside Grant

Take the lead in your community with this one-time opportunity

In support of the One Northside initiative, The Sprout Fund is offering grants of up to $5,000 to launch new and creative ideas for improving the quality of place, education, or employment on Pittsburgh’s Northside.

That’s right: $5,000 to make your community even better.

Northside residents, community groups, nonprofits, and collaborative teams are encouraged to apply. Past Neighbor-to-Neighbor projects are also welcome!

Submit your One Northside Innovation grant application!
DEADLINE: Monday, July 18th

Get to Work on Your $5,000 Application

Northside Block Party: Northview Heights

Northside Block Party

Sunday, June 19th | 2:00-5:00pm
Outdoors in Northview Heights
533 Mt Pleasant Road, 15214
Free and Open to the Public!

This Sunday, Northview Heights hosts another Northside Block Party with performers Lee Robinson & ISKA, Kai Roberts and The Royal Divas. Hotdogs, snacks, and drinks will be provided compliments of the Northview Heights Citizens Council.

This mini-arts festival celebrates the valuable resources and local identities of Northside neighborhoods. Come check out these free events, including:

Bring your neighbors and your friends. These events are a project of One Northside and brought to you by The Buhl Foundation, Deutschtown Music Festival, The Sprout Fund and The New Hazlett Theater.

For more info about future events, check out www.BlockPartyPGH.com.

New $5,000 One Northside Grant Opportunity to be Announced on Monday

Neighbor to Neighbor

New Funding Opportunity

Innovation Grants offer up to $5,000 to improve the quality of place, education, and employment on the Northside!

One Northside Innovation Grants will support creative approaches to One Northside focus areas by providing support for new, small-scale project ideas from individuals, nonprofits, and collaborative teams.

Applications for this one-time opportunity are due by Monday, July 18th!

Apply Now

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Deadline: June 3rd

Submit your request for $1,000 to support a community-led project in your neighborhood!

How would you use $1,000 to make an impact in your community? Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants from The Sprout Fund provide $1,000 to support small-scale projects led by Northside residents.

Submit your application by Friday, June 3rd to be considered in the next funding round!

Submit your Application NOW

June Info Sessions

Attend any one of these upcoming neighborhood info sessions to learn about One Northside funding opportunities from The Sprout Fund:

Monday, June 6 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny
1230 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Register to attend

Monday, June 13 | 5:30 pm to 8:0 0pm
Max’s Allegheny Tavern
537 Suismon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Register to attend

Monday, June 27 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Allegheny City Brewing
507 Foreland Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Register to attend

Learn More About Sprout’s Support for One Northside

One Northside Annual Celebration

Annual Celebration

Join your friends and neighbors at Heinz Field on June 1st

Since 2014, thousands of Northsiders have participated in a community-driven initiative to improve the quality of life in all 18 neighborhoods of the Northside.

Come on out and celebrate everyone’s contributions to the One Northside initiative and look ahead to more opportunities on Wednesday, June 1st at Heinz Field.

When: Wednesday, June 1 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Heinz Field, East Club, 100 Art Rooney Ave

RSVP to Attend

Northside Block Party

The Block Party

The Block Party

Spring Hill-Northside
Sunday, May 1 from 4-7 PM
Free and Open to the Public!

Next Sunday, Spring Hill hosts the first of five Northside events: The Block Party.

Come to the Rockledge St. lot between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm and check out the mobile stage featuring hip hop dance group The Get Down Gang and other local bands. The Franktuary and Cool Beans food trucks will be serving up eats, and there are plenty of other activities planned.

  • Neighborhood stories collected onsite by The Saturday Light Brigade
  • Hands-on activities with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and Little House Big Art
  • Screen Printing with AIR and local artist David Poole
  • Activities with Mattress Factory – Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Historic photos courtesy of Allegheny City Historic Gallery

Bring your neighbors and your friends. These events are a project of One Northside, sponsored by The Buhl Foundation, Flyspace Productions, The Sprout Fund, and the various participating organizations.

For more info about future events, check out www.BlockPartyPGH.com.

More Information

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – April 12, 2016

971 Beech Avenue
Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30

  • 6:30 – Special Early Time: Buhl One Northside Discussion
  • 7:30 – Regular Business Meeting
    • Carnegie Science Center Classrooms
    • GTECH – Urban Trail Projects
    • CCAC
    • Announcements
    • New Neighbors
    • Minutes
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Nominating: Neighbor of the Year (Funding Request)
    • House Tour Update
    • Housing and Planning Updates
    • AWDC Updates
    • Communications: House History Update
    • Property: 806 Western Repairs
    • Friends: Cleanups!
    • Flower Basket Update (Funding Request)
    • Membership Events
      • Membership Committee Meeting
      • Marathon Party (Funding Request)
      • 50th Anniversary Events
      • May 13, 2016 – Location TBD
      • 6/24 Art Show (Funding Request)
      • Bowling
    • NSLC Updates
      • Heinz Field Garage
      • Allegheny Commons Committee
    • Committee Q&A
    • New Business

Send a note to president@alleghenywest.org if you have additional agenda items to add.

Get Involved: GTECH Urban Trail Project

Last year, GTECH worked with One Northside to complete a comprehensive survey of cultural, environmental, transit and entertainment assets in the Northside. A group of student researchers walked down every street in the Northside, interviewed over 300 residents, attended dozens of community meetings, and ultimately collected information about 1800 assets. A map of those assets can be found at http://www.northsideaim.org.

Now, the Buhl Foundation has asked GTECH to start the initial planning phases for a trail that would connect all 18 Northside neighborhoods and feature some of those 1800 assets. Such a project would focus on One Northside’s Quality of Place goals, including creating safe connections between neighborhoods, beautification and placemaking, enhancement of existing assets and the promotion of the Northside as a hub for arts and culture. That said, the purpose of the trail would be to both improve pedestrian and bike infrastructure for those living in the Northside, connect the neighborhoods to each other, and to make the Northside an inviting place for visitors. Funding for the actual design and implementation of the project would come from the Buhl Foundation, federal grants and other sources yet to be determined. We are currently attending community meetings to inform neighborhoods about the project, and to see who is interested in being more involved in the planning process.

Pittsburgh Parks: Allegheny Commons Stormwater Management Plan

Lake Elizabeth

The Allegheny Commons Stormwater Management Plan (funded by the Buhl Foundation) is complete. The plan focuses on the area of the park near Lake Elizabeth. One of the main goals of the plan is to redirect storm water runoff from nearby structures, North Avenue, and paths in the park to Lake Elizabeth. A deliverable of the plan will be recommendations for how to manage the storm water issues in and around the park.

The Allegheny Commons Stormwater Management Plan will be presented at a FREE Open Community Meeting at the National Aviary on Monday, April 4, at 6:00 pm. You are able to register online HERE. Registration is not required, but helpful so that the organizers know how many people to expect. Mark your calendar now so that you don’t miss this important discussion.