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File #: 2011-1390    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 2/8/2011 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: Final action: 2/22/2011
Enactment date: 2/22/2011 Enactment #: 147
Effective date: 3/2/2011    
Title: Resolution providing for the designation and transfer of certain public properties within the Morningside and Stanton Heights neighborhoods to become permanent, public, passive open space under the Greenways for Pittsburgh program.
Sponsors: Patrick Dowd
Indexes: PROPERTY ACQUISITION
Attachments: 1. 2011-1390.doc

Title
Resolution providing for the designation and transfer of certain public properties within the Morningside and Stanton Heights neighborhoods to become permanent, public, passive open space under the Greenways for Pittsburgh program.

Body
WHEREAS, The City of Pittsburgh has the Greenways for Pittsburgh program which consolidates hillside properties into permanent, public, passive open space that serves to benefit the adjacent neighborhoods specifically and the City in general, and

WHEREAS, such a greenway is expected to benefit the Morningside and Stanton Heights neighborhoods in many ways, including:

1. Continuing to keep a steep, landslide-prone hillside undisturbed and thus contributing to the promotion of hillside stability;

2. Retaining the physical and aesthetic values offered by the wooded slopes; and

3. Promoting efficiency in the provision of public infrastructure and public services through the ability to close and vacate streets and utilities in Greenway areas where development will not occur.

WHEREAS, on December 7, 2010, the City Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the highest and best use of these properties is as permanent, protected, passive open space and that they be designated a Greenway as part of the Greenway Program.

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Finance Department is authorized to transfer the properties within the Morningside and Stanton Heights neighborhoods (which are listed in Appendix A) to the Department of Parks and Recreation to become permanent, passive open space under the City of Pittsburgh's Greenways for Pittsburgh Program.

Section 2. Department of Finance is to secure, transfer and convey all right, title, and interest, if any, from the County of Allegheny and School District of the City of Pittsburgh through their appropriate action after the properties are transferred to the Department of Parks and Recreation.

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