Situated northeast of the City of Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel is only eleven miles from the Golden Triangle. The Borough covers nearly eight and one-half square miles and is surrounded by the Borough of Aspinwall and the Townships of O’Hara, Indiana and Harmar. With the exception of churches, private clubs and private schools, Fox Chapel is 100 percent residential.
Fox Chapel Borough continually strives to protect and maintain its unique ambience. Our wooded hills and parklands with miles of walking trails and residential developments with lot sizes that average one acre or greater are a valuable regional asset. Fox Chapel is a classic example of what can be done to preserve a rural atmosphere that includes tree protection and steep slope preservation in the very midst of urbanization. The services provided to residents such as garage door trash pickup and curbside leaf pickup is second to none. The Borough’s close proximity to the business and cultural hub of downtown Pittsburgh as well as Shady Side Academy, private clubs and its award-winning Fox Chapel Area School District make Fox Chapel a premier community in which to live.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION:
The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. As information becomes available regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we want to let you know we are taking steps to prepare our Borough. The Borough is following the recommendations of the State and Allegheny County Health Departments along with those from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Residents can do their part by taking preventative actions to help stop the spread of germs including staying home if sick, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or using your elbow/sleeve, washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and routinely cleaning frequently-touched surfaces and objects.
Please find ongoing information on the coronavirus via the Allegheny County Health Department website (www.alleghenycounty.us/coronavirus), the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov), and the Center for Disease Control website (www.cdc.gov/COVID19).
For specific Fox Chapel information relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Foxwall Emergency Medical Service website at www.foxwall.org.
The recording of the January 7, 2021, OT/FC Joint Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/wQHBwAElIL_XoYlijbjmAS7W930dufqYZ0wc7yyAmtFV9tdJrV6JhbCdmk-afupB.1LWcJY4VbpVGc-QB
The Fox Chapel Area School District is continuing its Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2021-2022 school year. To view the information, please click here.
Golden Triangle Construction was recently awarded the PennDOT contract for the SR28 Highland Park Bridge Interchange project. The first phase of work is scheduled to begin January 6, 2021. The project completion is the fall of 2023. An overview of the project can be found at the following link: https://www.penndot.gov/RegionalOffices/district-11/PublicMeetings/AlleghenyCounty/Pages/HighlandParkReconstruction.aspx
The recording of the December 21, 2020, Council meeting can be found here:
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DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY, THE RECORDING DOES NOT START AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.
On November 16, 2020, the Fox Chapel Borough Council voted to remove the word Squaw from roads and trails in the Borough. This decision, combined with Allegheny County's recommendation regarding house numbering and private road naming of driveways or lanes serving two or more homes, will mean properties with a Squaw Run Road or Squaw Run Road East address will have a new number assigned and a new road name.
Borough Council would like the Borough residents who would like to contribute their suggestions for the road name changes to email email@example.com by Monday, March 1, 2021. The utilization of the new road names is scheduled for May 1, 2021. To read the supporting documents relating to the Council’s decision, please click here.
The recording of the November 16, 2020, Council meeting can be found here:
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The recording of the October 19, 2020, Council meeting can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/nOAUIh4vBkoQXi5mPIncSMZeJ3AtZzvFEEi74FWG7pGfBDamvpjO7iCVYgDF0_w.lkZ7A6BO30A8NO_4
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The recording of the September 21, 2020, Planning Commission and Borough Council meeting can be found here:
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The recording of the August 17, 2020, Planning Commission and Borough Council meeting can be found here:
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- The recording of the July 20, 2020, Planning Commission and Borough Council meeting can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/2ZFaE-Hh5GlLXoH9wmyOSpAsDKn1T6a80CFKrKBYyko-Tojg6ELSUJmR5LtNeh7B?startTime=1595277853000. The Planning Commission meeting begins at 16:50, and the Council meeting begins at 1:59:49. The password to access the recording is: UZG?0$8J
- The recording of the June 15, 2020, Planning Commission and Borough Council meeting can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/uepVKrrzz2JLXaeUsGLhCq4oRKfeX6a80XUe86BZy0dn1hqYJySBM2xHzHO-MPv4?startTime=1592254822000. The password to access the recording is 8Z*%0*k4.
- Allegheny County Information on Open Burning
- Letter from the Fox Chapel Police Department & The P.C.P.A. in Response to George Floyd's Death
The Copper-Siegel Library has not stopped selling Parking Permits for the Borough of Fox Chapel Parks throughout COVID-19. The application is online. Library staff will contact those who need to pay and how to do so. The library will then mail the permit to the requestor. You can also utilize curbside pickup and get everything done at once. When you arrive at the library, please call 412/828-9520 ext. 5010 and let the staff member know you are there for a parking permit. The library is only accepting payment in cash for the exact amount, or by check, made out to Cooper-Siegel Community Library. Please visit https://coopersiegelcommunitylibrary.org/ for more information.
- The rubbish bins and recycling center behind the Fox Chapel Borough Building are open for Borough residents. The hours of operation are Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. We have new safety measures in place: * No admittance without wearing a face mask * Bags and boxes must be open for viewing * Maintain 6 feet social distancing.
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