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Powered by volunteers, the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC) is a non-profit community development organization established over 40 years ago to foster civic and social programs to improve the quality of life for all residents in the 14th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh. The organization strives to find creative and sustainable ways to preserve, improve, and enhance our beloved neighborhood. Be involved! We hope to see you at one of our upcoming meetings or events.

Latest Updates

SHUC Support of 5800 Forward Development

On September 28, 2017, the Coalition submitted a letter of support with contingencies to the City of Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment regarding a proposed development at 5800 Forward Ave. The following is an excerpt from that letter: The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (the “Coalition”) supports the granting of all but one of the variances
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August Bike-Ped Committee Trail Proposal

Potential Pedestrian-Bicycle Route to Improve Transportation Access in Greenfield and Squirrel Hill, and Provide Access Through Buncher Site Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition is pursuing a new pedestrian-bicycle route that would connect southern Squirrel Hill/eastern Greenfield with Saline Street in The Run section of Greenfield. The purpose is for walkers and bicyclists to have access to
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Making of a Night Market

By Camille Chidsey, Marian Lien, Britt Reints For the third summer, the Squirrel Hill Night Market will be bringing people together under the night sky for a celebration of diversity, culture, cuisine and community. Modeled after the open-air nighttime street festivals commonly found in cities across Asia and Europe, each event is designed to have
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2017 Squirrel Hill Treasures

E.J. Strassburger A lifelong resident of Squirrel Hill, E.J. Strassburger is a civil rights lawyer devoted to community service, focusing on housing and social justice for low income people. Strassburger’s professional achievements are lengthy. He was an instructor at Carnegie Mellon University, teaching classes on civil liberties and also taught at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Squirrel Hill Summer 2017 Events

Check out these great events happening in the Squirrel Hill area throughout the summer! Squirrel Hill Night Markets Enjoy food trucks, vendors, firebreathers, crafters and more at this pop-up street festival on Murray Ave. Each month, the Night Markets will have their own theme. June 17 Theme: Americana Featuring music from Steel City Harmonizers, The
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Plans Move Forward for Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Squirrel Hill

Progress has been made in the completion of a medical marijuana dispensary on 3885 Forward Avenue in Squirrel Hill, but with many steps ahead for Keystone Relief Center, the building’s doors will not open for at least another six months–if at all. Pennsylvania has received hundreds of applications from organizations across the state looking to create medical marijuana
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