Pittsburgh City Council delays vote on rezoning of East Liberty park |

Pittsburgh City Council delays vote on rezoning of East Liberty park

Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday delayed a controversial vote on the proposed rezoning of a popular East Liberty park.

Councilman Ricky Burgess of North Point Breeze, who represents the neighborhood, said city officials continue to hash over plans for Enright Parklet with the developer and residents.

Pennley Park South, a subsidiary of Downtown-based LG Realty Advisors Inc., hopes to include the green space into its plans for redeveloping Penn Plaza Apartments, a rent-controlled complex on Penn Avenue abutting the park.

The 2.2 acre park, which includes a basketball court and playground equipment, is tucked behind two apartment buildings. Residents fear the company will break the park into sections.

Council scheduled preliminary and final votes on rezoning the park property from residential to mixed-use development for Tuesday.

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