Windom / McArdle Gateway Sign


The South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA) is pleased to announce the completion of a unique entrance marker reflecting the uniqueness of the neighborhoods it announces. The signage has been erected on PJ McArdle Roadway on the corner of Windom Street. A grant from the now-defunct South Side Local Development Company (SSLDC) made the project possible.

Peter Kreuthmeier of Loysen + Kreuthmeier Architects, the lead on this project stated, “similar to other ‘welcome to the neighborhood’ markers, the Windom/McArdle Gateway makes use of cor-ten steel as its primary material – paying tribute to the neighborhood’s rich steel history.”

The site is an entry point to both the South Side Flats and South Side Slopes, depending on the direction of travel. The words welcome drivers into each neighborhood – either the Flats or the Slopes. Mr. Kreuthmeier added, “Although the piece has no moving parts, when approaching the Flats, it reads ‘South Side,’ and from the other direction, it reads ‘South Side Slopes.’ For such a simple effect, there was quite a bit of study to get the angles just right.”

Loysen + Kreuthmeier interns, Jonathan Tomko and Mary Waelder played a huge role in seeing the idea become a reality. Credit also goes to the following: the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works for removing a power pole and repositioning traffic signage; to the U.S. Postal Service for their promise to relocate the relay mailbox; and to Standard & Custom for their expert fabrication and installation services.

Press Release: Press Release_South Side Entry Signage 5-2016

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Slopes Garden Plantings

Start your Memorial Day Weekend right, by joining your neighbors in greening the South Side Slopes! At 9am on this Saturday, May 28th, we will meet at the Josephine and Greeley Streets WPC/Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Garden to plant beautiful annuals. Snacks, water and gloves will be provided. Please take an hour to help a worthy cause that will bring smiles to all that pass by. The flowers will be spectacular over the summer. The more neighbors that help out, the faster the planting will happen.

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May General Meeting

Where: St Paul of the Cross Monastery Retreat Center
When: Tuesday, May 10 at 7PM

South Side Park update from Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
People’s Natural Gas work in the Slopes this Summer
Committee Updates
And More!


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2016 Slopes Survey

Do you live in the South Side Slopes? If so, South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association wants to know what you think about our neighborhood! Please take 5-10 minutes to complete our online survey, and you can be entered to win a $50 gift card to Giant Eagle!

Click here to take the survey:


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Spring Slopes Cleanup with CMU

Join the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association and Carnegie Mellon’s 1000plus Day of Service for a Spring clean up in the Slopes!

We will be cleaning up the Church Route as well as some notable problem areas such as under the Mission St Bridge and the Eleanor Way Steps.

Depending on the number of neighborhood volunteers students we are assigned we will hit more areas throughout the neighborhood.

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Earth Day

Help clear invasive species, maintain trails, and clean up litter in our wonderful neighborhood park. This volunteer event will be undertaken with the Student Conservation Association and will help us improve the quality of South Side Park for the summer and years to come.

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South Side Slopes March General Meeting

Committee Updates
Villas at Winter Park (Hackstown Street) – Cipriani Studios
Proposed 18th Street Bike Lane – Kristin Saunders, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
And More!

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South Side Spring Social


Flats Folks and Slopes Citizens – Shake off all of that pesky snow and celebrate the long-awaited arrival of spring by joining your awesome South Side neighbors for an evening of fabulous food, friends, and fun!

Tasty Mexican-fare and live music entertainment are included.


Donation of $15 per person

Buy tickets here:

This year proceeds from the social benefit Armstrong Park and South Side Park.

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2016 Meeting Dates

Mark your calendars! These are the planned 2016 Meeting and party dates for the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association:

  • UPDATE: Tuesday January 19 – General Meeting @ Brashear Changed Due to Snow
  • Tuesday March 8 – General Meeting
  • Tuesday May 10 – General Meeting
  • Tuesday July 12 – Summer Picnic
  • Saturday October 1 – StepTrek
  • Tuesday October 11  – General Meeting & Elections
  • Tuesday December 13 – Christmas Party

All general meetings are held at the St Paul of the Cross Monastery Retreat Center at 7PM. The address is: 148 Monastery Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Parking is available.

In order to be a voting member, you need to attend at least 2 meetings and/or events during the year.

We will have more details for each event as we get closer. We hope to see you at an event this year.

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South Side Slopes General Meeting

UPDATE: Due to Snow, we have changed our meeting date and location.

Join us for our first General Meeting of 2016.

Where: The Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh, PA
When: Tuesday, January 19 at 7PM

Committee Updates
South Side Slopes News
Survey Pilot Test

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