City of Pittsburgh DOMI begins East Carson Streetscaping 2019

Construction begins Monday, March. 18 on streetscape improvements, which will remove section of sidewalk closest to curb to lay conduit for new lighting. Starting at S. 10th and S. 17th Streets and working eastward, work will take approximately 3 weeks per block. Passage will be available for pedestrians.

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) intends to do limited streetscaping from 10th Street to 25th Street along East Carson Street in conjunction with a pedestrian safety improvements by PennDOT. Email questions or comments to domi.eastcarson@pittsburghpa.gov

The DOMI streetscaping improvements will consist of the following:

  • Street & pedestrian level lighting

  • Street trees and hanging baskets

  • Other incidentals including exposed aggregate concrete restoration from behind the curb to the back edge of tree pit, replacement of signage, and removal of old light fixtures

DOMI Timeline:

  • Construction Start: March 18th 2019

  • Construction Complete: November 20th 2019

  • Tree Planting: May 2020

The PennDOT pedestrian safety improvements will consist of the following:

  • Pedestrian bump outs and ADA upgrades at intersections

  • New pavement markings and signage

  • Milling and resurfacing of roadway

PennDOT Timeline

  • Let Date: April 2019

  • Construction Start July 2019

  • Construction Complete June 2020

  • Tree Planting: June 2020

Phillips Elementary School Student of the Month January 2019

The South Side Chamber of Commerce presented its Phillips Elementary School Student of the Month Award for January to first grader Devin Williams for his academic accomplishments.

Pictured (front center) Devin Williams, awardee, with Nicole and Andrew Williams, his sister and younger brother. In the back row (from left) are Rebecca Kasavich of Copies at Carson; Elizabeth Homlish, first grade teacher; Richard Ernsberger of Behrend and Ernsberger Attorneys at Law, sponsor of the award; Andrea Williams, mother; Jamaine Williams, father; Brandon Williams, older brother; and Dana Boesenberg, Phillips principal.

Pictured (front center) Devin Williams, awardee, with Nicole and Andrew Williams, his sister and younger brother. In the back row (from left) are Rebecca Kasavich of Copies at Carson; Elizabeth Homlish, first grade teacher; Richard Ernsberger of Behrend and Ernsberger Attorneys at Law, sponsor of the award; Andrea Williams, mother; Jamaine Williams, father; Brandon Williams, older brother; and Dana Boesenberg, Phillips principal.

Chamber happy hour features Community Options' Cupid’s Chase 5K Race

On January 23, Dollar Bank’s South Side Branch teamed up with Community Options, Inc., and the South Side Chamber of Commerce and hosted a happy hour to network with Chamber members, businesses, residents, and guests to mark Community Options’ 30th anniversary and kick off the Cupid’s Chase 5K in Pittsburgh in support of people with disabilities.

South Side Open Community Meetings for East Carson Business District Strategy

The purpose of these meetings is to report on the East Carson Street study’s key findings and to set up voluntary community task forces to develop work plans for initiatives to be taken in our business district.  Again, everyone is invited, including business owners, residents, property owners, students, public officials, patrons, and anyone else who wants to attend to offer ideas and make a commitment to work together for the benefit of the South Side.

PennDot SR 837 A42 — East Carson Street Safety Improvement Project Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Port Authority are planning major changes to East Carson Street on the South Side.

PennDOT’s plans, now expected to begin sometime in early 2019, will rebuild the roadway from the Smithfield Street Bridge through 33rd Street with a concentration on improving pedestrian safety throughout our historic district.

You can view a presentation about the project details here.

Shop small businesses in South Side

The Historic South Side Business District welcomes everyone to shop at small businesses in the South Side on November 24th, Small Business Saturday!  You will find vintage treasures, handmade clothing, chic fashion and sidewalk apparel boutiques, and even bridal gowns. Find these and many other special holiday gifts for your loved ones and friends. South Side has an abundance of restaurants, bars, retail and specialty shops, and attractions for people of all ages.

South Side Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

The South Side Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m. at The Urban Tap, 1209 East Carson Street. Members, businesses, colleagues, and friends are invited.

The annual meeting is one of the chamber's most significant gatherings of the year. Cham-ber members will vote for their 2018 Board of Directors, and the leadership will highlight the ac-complishments of the past year and announce planned initiatives. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cash bar.

RSVP at southsidechamber.org/annual-meeting or info@southsidechamber.org. Call 412-431-3360 with questions.

2018 TrailGuide is here!

TrailGuide is the official, authorized visitor's guide for the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath, covering two scenic trails - one amazing journey from Washington DC to Pittsburgh.  The book is major source for lodging, restaurants, tour companies, shuttles, mile by mile campground information on both trails, plus much more!

May 27th OpenStreetsPGH in South Side

OpenStreetsPGH is a community event series happening on the last weekends of May, June, and July. Each event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The May 27, 2018 OpenStreetsPGH event in the South Side is the Downtown-Uptown-South Side Route.  While each of the three events expect to attract at least 30,000, last year South Side had over 34,000 participants.