Glen Hazel
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Coordinates: 40°24′22″N 79°55′44″W / 40.406°N 79.929°W / 40.406; -79.929
CountryUnited States
CountyAllegheny County
 • Total0.456 sq mi (1.18 km2)
 • Total716
 • Density1,600/sq mi (610/km2)

Glen Hazel is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's east city area. It has both zip codes of 15207 and 15217, and has representation on Pittsburgh City Council by Corey O'Connor. The neighborhood is located on a hilltop along the Monongahela River and primarily consists of a public housing development of the same name, along with a county-owned nursing home.[2][3]

Glen Hazel was developed by the Federal Works Agency during World War II as a government housing project for defense workers called Glen Hazel Heights. The 1000-unit development was built in 1941–42 and was one of the largest defense housing projects in the country.[4][5] The defense housing was razed in the 1970s and replaced with a new 104-unit public housing project and 155-unit senior living facility.[6][7]

Surrounding and connecting Pittsburgh neighborhoods

Situated along the Monongahela River, most of Glen Hazel is bordered by Hazelwood and shares a small border with Squirrel Hill South to the northeast. The Glenwood Bridge across the Monongahela connects Glen Hazel to another Pittsburgh neighborhood, Hays, to the south.


  1. ^ a b "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". PGHSNAP Utility. Pittsburgh Department of City Planning. 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  2. ^ Jones, Diana Nelson (September 11, 2006). "Active, vocal leader helping Glen Hazel Heights prosper". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved May 4, 2021 – via
  3. ^ "Glen Hazel Center". Allegheny County. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  4. ^ "Glen-Hazel Heights Contract Approved". Pittsburgh Press. August 9, 1941. Retrieved May 4, 2021 – via
  5. ^ "40 Families Move Into New Project". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. February 7, 1942. Retrieved May 4, 2021 – via
  6. ^ "Ground Breaking of 104 Glen Hazel Housing Units Set". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 9, 1976. Retrieved May 4, 2021 – via
  7. ^ "Caliguri Dedicates Glen-Hazel Housing". Pittsburgh Press. November 28, 1977. Retrieved May 4, 2021 – via

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