Pitt requests delay and revision of Oakland zoning plan over concern regarding public notice

PITTSBURGH — The University of Pittsburgh wants to slow down major zoning changes in the works for Oakland, in part over issues involving allegedly faulty public notice procedures.

That was just one of the many varying perspectives voiced Wednesday at a public hearing by Pittsburgh City Council over some text amendment revisions for Oakland zoning changes. The expansive zoning changes are expected to extend Inclusionary Zoning to the neighborhood as well as establish a development framework for Walnut Capital Partners to pursue its Oakland Crossings plan for 13 acres along Halket Street and along and across the Boulevard of the Allies.

Amid a wide range of stakeholders expressing competing concerns, Pitt, now a major partner of Walnut Capital, urged the city to put on the brakes over the new zoning.

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