About Uptown Task Force – Uptown Task Force

About Uptown Task Force

Created as part of the Uptown/West Oakland EconInnovation District Plan, the Uptown Task Force is comprised of representatives from organizations in Uptown or directly adjacent areas, as well as other organizations that are expected to play a key role in implementing the Plan. The goal is to represent the diverse interests of the community including residents, institutions, non-profits, service providers, businesses, entertainment venues, large landowners, and energy providers.

The Task Force is convened by Duquesne University, which assembles and organizes each meeting, including establishing the agenda, writing meeting minutes, coordinating the location of the meeting along with other member organizations, and furnishing a public-facing website that describes the Task Force and provides the approved meeting minutes.

Task Force Framework

Uptown Task Force Members
Bethlehem Haven
Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Mellon University
Center for Hearing & Deaf Services
City Planning
City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police (invited)
CORE Realty (invited)
Councilman Daniel Lavelle’s Office (invited)
Duquesne Light
Duquesne University
Energy Innovation Center
Green Building Alliance
Hill Community Development Corporation (invited)
Hill District Consensus Group (invited)
Hill House Association
Life’sWork of Western PA
City’s Department of Mobility & Infrastructure
Oakland Planning and Development Corporation
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Pittsburgh Parking Authority
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
Pittsburgh Sports & Exhibition Authority
Port Authority of Allegheny County
PPG Paints Arena
Representative Jake Wheatley’s Office (invited)
Sustainable Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
Uptown Partners of Pittsburgh
Urban Redevelopment Authority
Urban Innovation 21

The Task Force meets on the first Thursday of each month. The meeting location rotates among institutions and organizations, but is always in Uptown.  Meeting locations are sent to partners with the agenda one to two weeks prior to the meeting.


August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017


  • Community – Uptown Partners of Pittsburgh (chair)
  • Development – Avenu and Green Building Alliance (co-chairs)
  • Mobility – City’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure – Department of City Planning Resilience & Sustainability (chair)