2/12/18 Pittsburgh Mastermind Group

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Attorney Kevin McKeegan of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott discussed zoning legislation proposed for the City of Pittsburgh that will guide riverfront development and use. The proposal comes before the city’s Planning Commission this month for a recommendation and public comment with the Pittsburgh City Council possibly voting on the riverfront zoning ordinance by May. There are more than 35 linear … Read More

1/22/18 Pittsburgh Mastermind Group

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Pittsburgh International Airport is a key regional asset in Western Pennsylvania, and the Pittsburgh Mastermind Group heard from two leaders about what’s happening there to prepare property for future development. This month’s guest speaker was David Storer of the Allegheny County Airport Authority who along with Member Roger Pearson of Civil & Environmental Consultants offered an overview of the work … Read More

12/18/17 Pittsburgh Mastermind Group

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Guest Sara Snider, Urban Redevelopment Strategist, provided an overview of her efforts via Penn State to invest in the City of New Kensington, a former mill town on the banks of the Allegheny River, 18 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Penn State opened an entrepreneurial center in the community earlier this year, and Snider said there’s momentum behind efforts to innovate … Read More

11/20/17 Pittsburgh Mastermind Group

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Wouldn’t it be great to access various property maps to find potentially fatal flaws for a development project before putting a shovel in the ground? That’s the idea behind a GIS mapping tool that sets Civil & Environmental Consultants apart from other firms. CEC gives clients online access to layered maps, even in the field. And the company has industry … Read More

10/16/17 Pittsburgh Mastermind Group

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Thousands of construction laborers will be put to work in Western Pennsylvania over the next few years, with huge coming projects such as Shell’s cracker plant and a new airport terminal. If Amazon chooses Pittsburgh for its HQ2, more building will be needed quickly! All this means developers soon may not be able to guarantee costs or schedules – and … Read More

9/18/17 Pittsburgh Mastermind Group

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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust continues their efforts to revitalize the downtown area through partnerships with local businesses and the redevelopment of aging assets into mixed use facilities. The Trust’s robust programming – much of which is free – touches 2 million people each year. The Trust’s latest initiative involves the placement of 25 public art bike racks throughout downtown, and … Read More

7/17/17 Pittsburgh Mastermind Group

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With its rebirth as a center for robotics, bio-sciences and advanced manufacturing, Pittsburgh needs to quickly complete a planned rapid-transit link between Downtown and Oakland, then find a better way to link the city and its suburbs to Pittsburgh International Airport, says Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald at the July Real Professionals Mastermind Meeting. Commissioners in counties such as Armstrong … Read More

5/15/17 Pittsburgh Mastermind Group

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More than $600 million invested by developers in the past three years, and a population with the average age of 32, means substantial change for Pittsburgh. Managing this rapid growth and new mindset is no easier than managing the decline of yesteryear, say Councilman Dan Gilman and Kevin Acklin, the mayor’s chief of staff and chief development officer. They’re working … Read More

4/24/17 Pittsburgh Mastermind Group

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The City of Pittsburgh is making great strides in updating processes, technology and policies guiding planning, permitting and licensing for real estate projects according to Ray Gastil, Director of City Planning, one of two guest speakers at this month’s meeting. One example of the explosive growth is the $129 million of public and nonprofit investment on the city’s riverfronts which … Read More

3/20/17 Pittsburgh Mastermind Group

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REAL Professionals have good reason to be optimistic about waterfront development in Pittsburgh. Developers, architects and real estate professionals know the value of waterfront property and the city and nonprofit organizations such as Riverlife Pittsburgh are working together to ensure the best designs and quality materials are utilized, according to Riverlife President and CEO Vivian Li. Permanent riverfront zoning is … Read More