Friends of Albright Updates

We’ve Moved Another Step Forward in the Fight to Save Albright!

  We wanted to post a quick followup to the Zoning Board hearing that was held on January 8, 2019. Judge James recently issued his ruling in the developer’s appeal of the City Zoning Board of Adjustment’s (“ZBA”) decision denying his request for a special exception to put in a drive-through.  Judge James upheld the… Continue reading We’ve Moved Another Step Forward in the Fight to Save Albright!

Friends of Albright Updates

Urgent – Please attend the hearing in support of Albright on Jan. 8

UPDATE: Hearing is has been moved to 9:30 am.    On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, there will be a hearing on the Zoning Appeal regarding the Albright Church building. Ross Development Company is the developer who is seeking to redevelop the Albright Church property. Ross went before Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board to request approval to make… Continue reading Urgent – Please attend the hearing in support of Albright on Jan. 8

Friends of Albright Updates

City Council Hearing on Historic Designation for Albright Scheduled for Mon. July 25

Pittsburgh City Council has scheduled a public hearing on the historic designation of the Albright Church building for Monday, July 25, 2016 at 2pm in City Council Chambers. This is the LAST opportunity for the public to speak out in support of a historic designation for the building. Here is how you can help: 1. Attend… Continue reading City Council Hearing on Historic Designation for Albright Scheduled for Mon. July 25

Friends of Albright Updates · historic preservation

Tell the Planning Commission You Support Historic Designation for Albright

If you cannot attend the public hearing on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (time, date & hearing location details are available here), you can send a letter supporting historic designation for the Albright Church building. Over 40 letters of support in addition to 800 petition signatures were submitted to the Historic Review Commission for the March… Continue reading Tell the Planning Commission You Support Historic Designation for Albright

Friends of Albright Updates · In the News

Post-Gazette: “Historic review panel OKs designation for church”

On Wednesday afternoon, we attended the public hearing on the historic designation for the Albright church building with 43 letters of support 820 petition signatures 30 people who showed up to show their support for historic preservation of this beautiful building. It was incredible to see the broad base of community support from all across the… Continue reading Post-Gazette: “Historic review panel OKs designation for church”

Friends of Albright Updates

Support Historic Designation for Albright

UPDATE (2/4/2016): On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 the City of Pittsburgh Historic Review Commission voted to move the historic nomination forward. There will be a public hearing for the historic designation at the next Historic Review Commission Meeting on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Post-Gazette article on the HRC’s decision at the February meeting: “Preservation fight… Continue reading Support Historic Designation for Albright

Friends of Albright Updates

Friends of Albright 2015 Highlights

Thank you for all of your support in helping to make sure that Albright continues to be a bright spot in the community! Not only were we able to help the congregation of Albright United Methodist Church continue their weekly Sunday services (a huge thank you to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for helping to coordinate a… Continue reading Friends of Albright 2015 Highlights