The WCDC's Design Committee

Creating a vibrant business district, improving quality of life in Wilkinsburg

About the Committee

The Design 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. 

This committee meets via zoom on the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30pm.  If you are interested in joining, please email Marina Balko:

Public Art

Call for Artists – The WCDC’s Design Committee is issuing an RFQ (Request For Qualifications) for artists interested in participating in a public art project along the Wood Street commercial corridor in Wilkinsburg. The RFQ invites artists to send their qualifications to be reviewed by a selection panel but does not require a specific proposal or idea to be submitted.  Once RFQ’s are reviewed, two professional artists will be selected to develop one proposal each for a public artwork to be permanently displayed. Submissions were due May 1st, 2021.

Ready to improve your storefront?

To inquire about our façade renovation program and support, email, call us at (412) 727-7855 or click the contact button below.