The East Allegheny Community Council (EACC) works to revitalize the Deutschtown National Historic District, support economic development efforts, and foster a sense of community. The mission of EACC is to:
- improve the quality of life for residents by encouraging restoration and preservation of our housing stock;
- organize and support social, cultural, educational and charitable programs and events; and
- promote public safety, enforcement of city ordinances, and performance of city services in the neighborhood of East Allegheny, also known as Deutschtown.
Monthly general membership meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Arnold’s Tea. The council’s membership comprises any resident or business owner with an interest in the neighborhood of Deutschtown. Annual membership dues are $5 per individual or $8 per family. Payment and/or donations can be made below via Paypal. Cash or check payments can be made at the monthly meeting, via Paypal below, or mailed to 415 East Ohio Street #225, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
The group is governed by a volunteer board of directors.
- President: Douglas Kamper
- Vice president: Art Perkins
- Secretary: Phil Hake
- Treasurer: Leslie Hake
- Recorder: John Fitzpatrick
- At-large members: Rich Baker, Eric Booth, Al Grasso, Cynthia Shea
Past Accomplishments and Projects
- Acquired and organized the restoration of approximately 80 historic homes, including the first geo-thermal home by a community nonprofit in Pittsburgh
- National and State (1983), and Local (1997) historic district status
- Deutschtown Square (1984) – Coordinated sale of land, selected developer, and obtained URA funding for 32 single-family townhouses with integral garages.
- Rezoned area South of East Ohio Street from R4 (Multiple-unit) to R2-T (2-unit) (1988). Then, with implementation of new zoning code, rezoned entire residential area to R1A-VH (Residential, single-family, attached, very-high density) (2002).
- 404 Cedar Avenue (1985) – Facilitated sale of fire-damaged rooming house and obtained URA funding for conversion to 6-unit condominium.
- The Priory (1986) and Grand Hall (1995) – Marketed sale of buildings, aided funding for restoration, aided in obtaining parking from PennDOT.
View more past projects and read about neighborhood history in the Deutschtown Historic District Walking Tour.
- Schellhaas Funeral Home parking lot- Use of residential land for commercial parking (1985-90).
- Lockhart Tire Company – Expansion of non-conforming use (1986).
- Lockhart Tire Company – Undesirable changes to approved redevelopment plans (1989-94).
- Magovern Medical Offices – Proposed rezoning of residential land to commercial use (1988).
- Wheeler’s Paint parking lot – Use of residential land for commercial parking (1993 – present) .
- MPCGS parking lot – Use of residential land for commercial parking (1993 – 2008)
Read some detailed accounts of zoning achievements here.