Community Resources

State of the Strip

Strip District Neighbors is thrilled to provide our third annual State of the Strip District Report. Our riverfront community adjacent to the Golden Triangle is the heart of Pittsburgh’s Ai economy, a beloved historic market district, and a growing residential neighborhood.
Strip District Pittsburgh Workers

Office & Employment

  • 9,181 workers
  • 2.975M SF of rentable office space
  • 842K SF of office space in the pipeline
  • Fringe Class A average asking rate: $30.83 per SF (1Q 2023, CBRE)
  • Fringe Class B average asking rate: $24.26 per SF (1Q 2023, CBRE)
*The Pittsburgh Fringe office submarket captures several urban neighborhoods within the City of Pittsburgh including Lawrenceville, North Side, South Side, Station Square, Strip District, and Uptown.
Strip District Pittsburgh RESIDENTIAL GROWTH

Housing & Population

  • 3,214 residents
  • 316% increase in residents since 2015 (422% since 2010)
  • 2,297 residential units
  • 2,132 residential units in the pipeline
    • Average rents:
      Studio: $1,520
      One-bedroom: $1,905
      Two-bedroom: $2,832
Strip District Pittsburgh | Retail & Hospitality

Retail & Hospitality

  • 6.99M annual visitors to the Penn Avenue Business District (2022)
  • 17 new businesses (2022–2023)
  • 11 new businesses in the pipeline (2022–2023)
  • 2 business closings (2022–2023)
  • 427 hotel rooms
  • 140 hotel rooms in the pipeline
* Visitor data is sourced from Placer.ai. Employees working in-person less than 4-days per week are counted as visitors. Employee data represent estimates taken Monday – Friday and exclude major U.S. holidays.
Strip District Pittsburgh | transportation

Transportation

  • 5 Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus routes
  • 404,040 Pittsburgh Regional Transit passengers dropped off
  • 6,302 public off-street parking spaces
  • 900 public off-street parking spaces in the pipeline
  • $12.75 average daily parking rate
  • $195 average monthly parking rate
  • Walk Score: 76 – most errands can be accomplished by foot
  • Transit Score: 59 – many nearby public transportation options
  • Bike Score: 82 – biking convenient for most trips

Government Contacts

Working with our government officials is a critical function of Strip District Neighbors. Through our partnerships with our executives, representatives, departments, authorities, and other government agency contacts we have helped the Strip District with access to facade improvements, public safety improvements, infrastructure improvements, economic development projects, and so much more. Our relationships with our government partners are critical to our success.

Here you’ll find information on who represents the Strip District at each level of government as well as contact information when applicable. If you need assistance contacting someone on this list or with knowing who to contact we’d be happy to assist you.

Local Government
State Government
Federal Government

City of Pittsburgh

website | Emergencies: 911 | Non-emergency Issues: 311

Mayor: Ed Gainey: website

District D1 City Council: Councilman Wilson: website | contact information

Zone 2 Pittsburgh Police: website

Office of Equity: Chief Equity Officer Majestic Lane

Nighttime Economy:

Please see the City of Pittsburgh website for more information or to find a particular person or service.

Allegheny County

Website | Emergencies: 911

County Executive: Sara Innamorato: contact

County Council District 13: Councilor Olivia “Liv” Bennett: website & contact

District Attorney: Stephen A. Zappala Jr: website | contact information

State Government

The Strip District is represented in the State of Pennsylvania’s by State Senator Wayne Fontana & State Representative Adam Ravenstahl.

Sen. Wayne Fontana | website & contact

Rep. Lindsay Powell | website & contact

State Police Liquor Control Enforcement | website | 412.548.2050

  • Liquor Enforcement Officer: Tim Zundel | email
  • Liquor Enforcement Officer: Daniel Becky | email

Federal Government

The Strip District is represented by Senator Robert P. Casey Jr, Senator Pat Toomey, and Congressman Mike Doyle

Sen. Robert Casey | website | contact

Sen. Patrick Toomey | website | contact

Rep. Mike Doyle | website | contact

SDN promotes safety security and cleanliness in our neighborhood .

Safety, Security & Cleanliness

SDN promotes safety security and cleanliness in our neighborhood with the following initiatives:

  • Cleaning valets four days per week in peak months to clean the commercial core in partnership with Clean Sweep Non-Profit and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, with an ongoing effort since 2020
  • Ongoing communication and strong ties with our Zone 1 Community Police Officer.
  • Organized neighborhood clean-ups in collaboration with neighborhood businesses and non-profit organizations

Graffiti Removal

The Pittsburgh Police Department has implemented a graffiti database to assist officers in identifying and tracking graffiti activities. With the assistance of the community a high-tech weapon is now being used to fight against graffiti taggers.

The community’s responsibility is just as important as the officer’s. All graffiti must be reported in a timely manner to the local police. Sometimes the victims of graffiti are reluctant to press charges after violators are caught. After reporting the graffiti, make sure that the pictures have been taken by the local police zone designated graffiti officer.

If the victim removes graffiti privately, please retain receipts for all the costs involved. Properties that are spray painted frequently may be used as “Bait” locations by the Graffiti Task Force (with the permission of the owners).

Strip District Neighbors Graffiti Removal
Please report suspicious individuals or possible taggers to the local police. Please encourage neighbors to reports all graffiti to the police. Start an information sharing network with neighbors to help combat this problem. The sharing of information via email has shown to be efficient and easy.

Stay vigilant and keep dark areas lit. Encourage your neighbors to reports and clean graffiti from their properties.

Call 911 to report taggers in action

Please report the graffiti to the service center at 311 or 412-255-2621 if calling from outside the City of Pittsburgh.

After you have reported the Graffiti please fill out a Removal Permission Slip.