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THE HISTORY AND CULTURAL LEGACY OF CENTRE AVENUE

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What's Next?...

The Centre Avenue Corridor journeys through the heart of the Hill District serving as the main street, the hub of commercial activity, and the core of community investment. Its continued use and collective growth will emphasize the integrity and character of the Hill District’s social fabric. Presently, the Centre Avenue Corridor has garnered ample consideration through diverse collaborations, i.e., funding via the Design Center of Pittsburgh; and UDream, technical partners of the Hill CDC and urban fellows in various design professions.

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CENTRE AVENUE CORRIDOR REDEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN PLAN

Future In The Making

After receiving funding from the Design Center of Pittsburgh, the Hill CDC issued a Redevelopment and Design RFP to further implementation and investment strategies along Centre Avenue connecting Crawford Street to Dinwiddie Street to Reed Street. After careful deliberation of various firms, the Steering Committee selected evolveEA, who offered the most critical plan of action to further this unique development opportunity. The following process will require ample community engagement and incite in-depth community-participation. The Steering Committee has met with the selected consultant to review project goals and orient the community process. The Hill CDC anticipates the redevelopment and design process will extend into Winter 2015.
 
Centre Avenue RFP One Page Flyer .pdf
 
Who makes up the Centre Ave Steering Committee?

A Steering Committee of Hill District residents, business owners, and stakeholders convened to direct the RFP process, establish project goals, select the Redevelopment and Design consultant to reflect the community’s values and culture, and direct the community process.

 
 
Plan of Action.pdf

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The Community selected the name Centreflow to brand the redevelopment design process.  Community Identity Workshops and an interactive MindMixer website were tools used as part of Centreflow.

Community Meeting #1: Assets & Aspirations .pdf
Check out the Centre Ave Passport the community used to travel into the future of the Centre Avenue Corridor!
Community Meeting #2: Business District Benchmarking .pdf
See the New York Times Headline and Activity Toolkit the community envisioned would catapult Centre Avenue as a national melting pot.
Community Meeting #3: Evaluate Design Scenarios .pdf
Analyze the Place Map the community employed to assess Centre Avenue's development potential as a neighborhood draw and as a regional draw.
Check out the Centre Ave District Passport the community used to assess district identity for Centre Avenue as an arts & entertainment district and civic district!
 
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Attention Community Stakeholders:
  • Did you miss the Centre Ave Kickoff meeting on Sept. 16th?
  • Or want more info about benchmarking for the Centre Avenue corridor?
  • Did you forget to turn in your passport?
  • Do you want to join this meaningful conversation about the future of The Hill District's Centre Avenue?

Well, here's your chance to Discover Great Ideas, Gather Valuable Feedback, and Measure the Impact of this Project; and it can all be done REMOTELY!!!

Join the CENTREflow conversation on Mindmixer! 

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UDREAM PARTICIPATION

Over a five week period, UDream, technical partner of Hill CDC, researched, identified, analyzed and envisioned diverse project concepts and best practices in green affordable housing and community design along the corridor (beyond Reed Street). Each project concept – Artist housing space, Live/Work space, Multi-generational living, Stop & Stay space, and Articulating Hill District Character spatially –explored its urban design feasibility within the existing context and in alignment with tenets of the Greater Hill District Master Plan. Project concepts were chosen because of a realized need within the Hill District and market trends. UDream fellows have concluded their preliminary findings and presented them to the community on September 16th; and evolveEA will incorporate the preliminary findings and community feedback into the redevelopment design plan.

 
Centre Ave UDream One Page Flyer .pdf
Preliminary Findings from UDream .pdf
Community Presentation .pdf
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Centre Avenue PROGRAMMING
 
 
 
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CENTREflow LAUNCH

On February 20, 2015, the Hill CDC hosted An Evening On The Ave, inviting everyone to come out and experience the Centre of It All!!

The Kaufmann Center was transformed into an interactive walk-thru of shops and stations, where everyone could grab a bite to eat, enjoy live entertainment, interact with local artists, buy a gift for someone special or just mingle with family and friends. 

The experience offered the opportunity to reflect on the past and catch a glimpse of the future of Centre Avenue.

 

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Click to support the CENTRE Avenue Campaign, or visit  https://www.crowdrise.com/centreavecamp.

Your support will energize the re-emergence of Centre Avenue in the Hill District.

The "CENTRE Avenue: a collision of commerce, culture and innovation!" fund will advance initiatives that foster economic vitality and directly impact the corridor, e.g., real estate & economic development, streetscape, restoration & legacy, marketing & cultural advocacy, and corridor resources for residents, visitors, businesses and developers).

 

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