TUES 2/23 Planning Commission Hearing: Driveway Curb Cuts

Did you know that a lot of Bloomfield is zoned as R1A (Residential Single-Unit Attached aka Rowhouses)?

We’ve been working hard with the folks at Lawrenceville United, Lawrenceville Corporation, Bloomfield Development Corporation, Bike Pittsburgh, and other community orgs in similarly dense, historic, and walkable Pittsburgh neighborhoods to update the city’s ZONING CODE to reduce and discourage curb cut driveways in R1A zoned districts.

The Planning Commission is having a hearing on the new legislation, and will have an opportunity for the public to testify and provide feedback.

Planning Commission Hearing: Zoning Amendment
via Zoom (Tune-In and Provide Testimony HERE)

What does BLS think of this zoning amendment?
We support it…
But, it doesn’t go far enough.
We recommend that the City amend this legislation to:
– Apply the curb cut design standards to any use within R1A zones (not just single-family attached uses regardless of zoning).
– The City must take a more holistic assessment of driveway curb cuts and consider additional measure to limit their propagation, especially in dense, walkable, transit-rich neighborhoods like Bloomfield.

Learn more about our advocacy campaign HERE!

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