Oakland Planning and Development Corporation

OPDC Bicycle Infrastructure Meeting

Founded in 1980, Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) is committed to making Oakland a great place to live, work, visit and play by providing a variety of services that meet the community’s most critical needs. We build new homes and renovate existing homes for sale to homeowners. We provide quality, affordable apartments and connect residents to resources to improve their lives. We lead thousands of volunteers annually to complete beautification projects and keep our streets clean. Our workforce and youth programs help job seekers and at-risk high school students create bright futures. We advocate for good urban design and convene major planning initiatives, such as The Oakland 2025 Master Plan, to shape the neighborhood vision and bring the resident voice to the table with large anchor institutions and developers. We are working with dozens of partners to implement Oakland 2025’s core vision of creating vibrant, diverse residential neighborhoods connected to high-quality multi-modal transportation systems.

Our Purpose: To build a better Oakland and help neighbors thrive

Our Vision: Oakland is a beautiful, well-designed, sought-after neighborhood in which a diverse mix of residents and visitors thrive.

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation

235 Atwood Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Facts and Figures

Year Founded: 1980

President/Executive Director: Wanda Wilson

Anchors: University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, UPMC Montefiore, UPMC Eye & Ear Institute, UPMC Presbyterian, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic of UPMC, Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Carnegie Museumof Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children

Staff Size: 17

Annual Operating Budget: $1.6 million

Funding Sources: Earned income, rental income, local and state government, foundations, individual donors, corporate donors

Services: Community planning and organizing, affordable housing, real estate development, workforce development, youth leadership development, neighborhood preservation and greening, design review, volunteer management

Geographic Boundaries: Serving the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Central Oakland, North Oakland, South Oakland and West Oakland