Uptown, Pittsburgh, PA., a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Ben Schulman’s photostream

Uptown and West Oakland have long suffered from a history of disinvestment, despite the fact that this area is strategically located between two of the three largest “city centers” in Pennsylvania — Downtown and Oakland. But, the tide is turning with new investments in housing and start-up businesses being made in and around Uptown. The Uptown/West Oakland EcoInnovation District combines the goals of both an EcoDistrict (a resilient and sustainable bottom-up development area) and an Innovation District (an area where leading-edge anchor institutions/companies cluster in close proximity to transit-accessible, mixed-use housing, office, and retail for maximum job growth and economic opportunity).

You’re invited to come learn the latest about the EcoInnovation District Plan with interactive exhibits — and where your feedback is greatly appreciated — at the Uptoberfest Block Party this Wednesday, October 5th from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

There will be live music, entertainment, and great food from local restaurants and food trucks and the party will spill outside onto the street.

Come out and get involved!

Uptoberfest Block Party
When: Wednesday, October 5th, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: 300 Gist Street, 300 Gist St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
More Info: www.ecoinnovationdistrict.org