Dear Community Partners,

As we look back on 2010, it’s exciting to see how East Liberty has grown and evolved through ELDI’s collaboration and investment in the community. From the construction of Target to the continued progress of making Penn Circle bi-directional, our neighborhood continues to become a unique destination for residents of not only the East End and the City of Pittsburgh, but for the region as a whole.

These exciting developments would not be possible without the partnership of countless East Liberty residents, business owners, and other neighborhood stakeholders. The release of the Community Plan in May 2010 highlighted and celebrated our community’s consensus-building efforts.

This living, breathing document is an update to the neighborhood’s first Community Plan in 1999 and will continue to be ELDI’s roadmap as we work to bring about the development requested by those who see the change the most–our residents and stakeholders.

Partnering with the surrounding communities of Bloomfield, Friendship, Garfield, Highland Park, Lawrenceville, Larimer, and Shadyside created opportunities to strengthen the entire East End. In particular, working with the Larimer Consensus Group to develop the Larimer Avenue corridor ensures the continued vitality of our neighborhoods.

We thank you for your interest in our organization, and for your efforts to make East Liberty a great place to live, work, shop, and play.