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File #: 2010-0929    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 9/14/2010 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: Final action: 2/22/2011
Enactment date: 2/22/2011 Enactment #: 146
Effective date: 3/2/2011    
Title: Resolution directing the Department of City Planning to begin the process of dedicating various parcels listed in Attachment A in the Morningside and Stanton Heights neighborhoods as a City of Pittsburgh Greenway, to be named the Allegheny Valley Greenway.
Sponsors: Patrick Dowd
Indexes: DEDICATION
Attachments: 1. 2010-0929.doc, 2. 2010-0929 Attachment.xls
Title
Resolution directing the Department of City Planning to begin the process of dedicating various parcels listed in Attachment A in the Morningside and Stanton Heights neighborhoods as a City of Pittsburgh Greenway, to be named the Allegheny Valley Greenway.
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WHEREAS, hillside areas are some of the City of Pittsburgh's greatest assets and provide a beautiful "wall of green" for residents and visitors to enjoy, and

WHEREAS, these areas are often very steep and landslide prone and become unstable when disturbed for development, and

WHEREAS, providing and maintaining public infrastructure as well as city services to development in these areas is often inordinately difficult and expensive, and

WHEREAS, these areas can provide significant benefits to the proximate neighborhoods and the City as a whole if left undisturbed; such benefits include but are not limited to passive recreation opportunities, storm water management, erosion and sedimentation control, enhanced aesthetics, air quality improvements, a positive identifying neighborhood feature, and stabilizing or increasing property values, and

WHEREAS, The City of Pittsburgh will pursue consolidation and dedication of certain properties in the Morningside and Stanton Heights neighborhoods in order to create a permanent public passive open space (Greenway), and

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh will assist the residents of the Morningside and Stanton Heights neighborhoods in clean-up of significant debris (dump sites or bulk items), the prevention of illegal dumping, and the hauling away of debris collected from the greenway by the neighborhood, and

WHEREAS, the residents of the Morningside and Stanton Heights neighborhoods resolve to assist the City of Pittsburgh in the promotion and development of a stewardship group to monitor the Allegheny Valley Greenway by:
ยท Assisting the City through greenway stewardship which will involve coordinating neighborhood volunteers for routine ...

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