COMMUNITY PLAN

Our collaborative work began in 2016 with the Phase 1 redevelopment of Allegheny Dwellings. Both Fineview & Perry Hilltop had a history of disinvestment. The redevelopment of Allegheny Dwellings was going to be the first investment in Fineview in many years. The two neighborhoods felt strongly that in order to help protect the rights and future
of Allegheny Dwellings residents and to have the ability to direct and shape their future neighborhood reinvestment, they must pull together, join forces and create a community plan. 

Out of this plan came the following priorities: Public safety, Real Estate, Housing & Economic Development, Education, Public Health, Arts & Cultural Preservation, & Open Spaces

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PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Advocate for re-entry programs for people who have served time & need assistance

  • Address crime & safety

  • Encourage neighborly activities & networking

  • Support diversion programs

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REAL ESTATE & HOUSING

  • Expand permanently affordable rental housing 

  • Expand affordable home ownership

  • Preserve affordability

  • Create Community Benefits Agreements

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JOBS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Provide & promote jobs that pay life-sustaining wages & benefits

  • Connections between job training / educational institutions & residents

  • Create vibrant & diverse commercial districts

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EDUCATION

  • Promote concept of community schools

  • Elevate student voices

  • Promote Pre-K for all

  • Bridge gap between parents & schools

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PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Advocate for the completion
    of Fowler Park & Gym

  • Prioritize access to parks & provide activities for families

  • Create fitness days

  • Connect residents to health care and human services

  • Address social determinants
    of healthy living

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ARTS & CULTURAL PRESERVATION

  • Create a parade, open house tours, host performances

  • Create community art projects that engage youth and highlight history

  • Expand programs for the arts

  • Expand event venues which hightlight the arts

  • Promote interest in historic preservation & landmarks

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MOBILITY & TRANSPORTATION

  • Improve residents' ability to work by improving condition of steps, paths, sidewalks, & install hydration stations

  • Improve access to bus transportation

  • Improve ability to drive safely

  • Improve ability to walk and bike safely

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OPEN SPACE

  • Increase maintenance capacity

  • Increase youth involvement

  • Increase awareness of amenities

  • Increase & diversify play spaces

  • Utilize open spaces for community events

  • Provide site amenities

  • Build familiarity to the City's Vacant Lot Toolkit

  • Identify, plan & implement transformation projects