In 2016, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy began work on a plan for green infrastructure improvements in the Four Mile Run watershed. Neighborhoods in the Four Mile Run watershed include Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, Oakland, and Hazelwood.
This project aims to reduce the frequent flooding in the Run, restore the local ecology, and improve park connectivity. In the coming months, our consultants, led by the landscape architecture firm Phronesis, will be working to refine this concept plan through on-the-ground technical surveys, cost analysis, and continuing community engagement.
We will be holding a series of public community meetings in 2017, the first being January 24th from 6-8pm. At this initial multi-community meeting, the design team will be presenting conceptual designs and seeking input from residents in and around the watershed (Greenfield, Squirrel Hill, Oakland, Hazelwood).
Representatives from Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Phronesis, and partners like Councilman O’Connor’s office, PWSA, the City of Pittsburgh, ALCOSAN, and the URA will be available to take your questions, comments and concerns.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please be sure to register, and to share with neighbors and friends!