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 VITALITY 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.
This committee plans, coordinates, and promotes the WCDC’s annual events, including fundraisers and free community events. Past events have included Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tours, Two-Way Street Fest, Meet Me at the Station Gala, Wilkinsburg Food Tour, and the Vacant Home Tours. The Promotion Committee also supports the Good All Over Wilkinsburg branding campaign and other initiatives throughout the year.