Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pittsburgh Planning Commission approves North Shore plan, no CBA

The Pittsburgh City Planning Commission yesterday approved an update to the North Shore Master Plan, without pressuring the developer the negotiate a CBA. The vote relied on advice from the city's legal department, which determined that "[w]hile [CBAs] could provide benefits to the community, they are simply not a part of what the Planning Commission may consider when reviewing master-development plans and project-development plans."

Northside United, which believes that the developer is not responsive to the community's needs, plans to appeal the decision to the City Council. It has also scheduled a bus tour of the area, to show the impacts of development on the community and rouse media attention.

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