The Carnegie Mellon University Master of Urban Design students have been busy this semester coming up with potential uses for East Liberty’s Western Gateway, an area of the neighborhood that has remained largely parking lots to this day.

The class will be exploring ways to incorporate energy conserving buildings, walkable and bike friendly transportation systems, local agriculture, affordable housing and opportunities for enhanced social connections, among other things, into their plans. They have been interviewing community members and leaders and collaborating with us along the way.

On October 18th from 6-8 pm they will be presenting their mid-term visions at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in the small dining room. The presentations are open to the public, and we’d love to see you there!

If you can’t make it then, save the date for December 8th when they will be presenting again at the same time and place. For more details, visit their website: or check out the project introduction below.