Improvement regulation proposals are to be heard earlier than the Pittsburgh Planning Fee – WPXI


December 07, 2021 at 5:08 pm EST

PITTSBURGH – Two new legislative proposals that are already under fire – one to expand development review procedures and the other to produce development impact statements – are due to be presented to the Pittsburgh Planning Commission. The two bills have generated strong opposition from the region’s commercial real estate industry.

The measures, if passed, could mean some important changes in the city government’s oversight of development as the new administration of Mayor-Elect Ed Gainey takes over in the New Year.

The 2021-1912 Bill, sponsored by Councilors Ricky Burgess and Daniel Lavelle, sets a new application process for developments larger than 8,000 square feet and gives the council new powers to approve development projects.

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