The City of Pittsburgh has engaged a consulting team to examine the feasibility of creating a Transit Revitalization District (TRID) within the neighborhood of East Liberty within the vicinity of the Port Authority of Allegheny County MLK East Busway. The East Liberty TRID Study (elTRID) seeks to build a strategy to revitalize the neighborhood through transit-oriented development within a “Livable Communities” model. This planning study is being completed with a focus on innovation, sustainability, implementation and social equity, representing the vision of all local stakeholders.

As part of the public outreach for the elTRID the City and its consultant team will hold a community planning session in conjunction with East Liberty Development, Inc. In this meeting, we will review the purpose of elTRID, and its progress to date, and we will convene a planning workshop to gather public input on what kinds of public improvements should be considered to improve mobility in East Liberty and to encourage transit oriented development around the busway stop. Working in small groups participants and the consultant team will discuss a series of questions about the future of the station area and movement in general in East Liberty.

The meeting will take place Thursday, August 4 from 6-8 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church (116 S. Highland Avenue). For more information, please contact Patrick Roberts, Principal Transportation Planner Department of City Planning at 412-255-2224.

We hope that you’ll be able to attend the meeting and that you would kindly forward this on to your family, friends and community organizations. Thank you for your interest in the elTRID! We hope to see you at the community meetings!