This committee works to create a unified, vibrant business district by developing plans for physical improvements such as façade improvements, beautification projects, historic preservation, and planning & zoning recommendations. Current projects include providing technical assistance on façade improvements to update storefronts, coordinating designs for street furniture and other streetscape improvements, securing vacant buildings, and supporting public art installations.
ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING COMMITTEE
This committee exists to build a knowledge base of what support is already available for small businesses, determine if there is a gap in support needed, and strategize around next steps for the development of the business support program.
EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE
This committee plans, coordinates, and promotes the WCDC’s annual Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour and other fundraising initiatives. Since 2013, the tours have engaged over 800 people in the Wilkinsburg community, raising hundreds of dollars to support our programs.
BUSINESS DISTRICT BRANDING COMMITTEE
This committee, which is currently being formed, will focus on developing a brand strategy and uniform identity for Wilkinsburg’s Central Business District.