Borough of Avalon

640 California Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA  15202

P: 412-761-5820

F: 412-761-5953

Business Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm





The Joint Planning Commission is a panel of representatives from Avalon,Bellevue and Ben-Avon that was established to develop the Tri-Borough Joint Zoning Ordinance. The Commission continues to meet monthly, the last Monday of each month, 7:00 pm in the Avalon Borough Council Chambers, 640 California Avenue. Contact Michael Kurela via email here, Chairman of the Joint Planning Commission, for questions, comments or concerns.

The Joint Planning Commission meets at the Avalon Borough Building, 7:00 pm on the 4th Monday of the month.  

The schedule for 2020 is as follows:

January 27, 2020
February 24, 2020
March 23, 2020
April 27, 2020
May 18, 2020
June 22, 2020
July 27, 2020
August 24, 2020
September 28, 2020
October 26, 2020
November 23, 2020
December 28, 2020

The Joint Planning Commission Members consist of three (3) representatives from each Borough:

Avalon  - Michael Kurela        Bellevue - Thomas Hrynda       Ben Avon - Scott Keener

                Brigitte Jackson                         Catherine Tulley                         Catherine Houska

                David Haslett                             Jodi Hause                                  John Busse

Please contact all members at





Avalon Borough uses the Tri-Borough Joint Zoning Ordinance for all zoning specifications and regulations. Links are provided below for your convenience. Zoning questions should be directed to Avalon Borough at 412-761-5820. Avalon Borough's Zoning Officer is David Haslett. 


If your situation requires a variance from a particular zoning ordinance regulation, a Zoning Hearing Board has been established to conduct hearings and make decisions in accordance with the Tri-Borough Joint Zoning Ordinance. Applications for variances and hearing fees may be obtained from the Avalon Borough Administration Office.  Zoning Hearings will be scheduled on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Zoning Hearing Board Members:

John Werner  

Kenneth Krukowski

Derek Jackson


Tri-Borough Joint Zoning Ordinance


Tri-Borough Zoning Map