Bloomfield Housing Affordability Toolkit

The Milhaus propsal for a large, market-rate apartment complex where ShurSave stands has prompted community members to speak out about their need for afforable housing.

Join us at the West Penn School of Nursing auditorium on Thursday, May 24th from 6:30PM-8:30PM for an interactive workshop to follow up on our February housing affordability forum. Guest speakers from local organizations fighting for affordable housing will give short presentations about five of the most effective tools we can use to ensure housing in Bloomfield remains affordable for all.

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Statement on ShurSave Redevelopment

On January 29, 2018, more than 398 people attended a community meeting to learn more about proposed redevelopment at the ShurSave IGA site, mediated by Bloomfield Development Corporation as part of our Community Process for New Development. The numbers make it clear that this site is central to the identity of Bloomfield; attending the meeting were 286 Bloomfield residents, 13 business owners, 33 residents of other neighborhoods, 50 people from unknown neighborhoods, and 6 elected officials or representatives.

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5150 Liberty Avenue Community Meeting

All are invited to attend the meeting on Wednesday, April 4, 6:30PM at the West Penn Hospital Nursing School (4900 Friendship Ave. at the corner of Gross/Friendship). This upcoming meeting is presented in partnership with Friendship Community Group, because 5150 Liberty is also of interest to Friendship residents. The developer of 5150 Liberty, Longboat Enterprises, and architect Ben Maguire will present an updated proposal to build a new, 3-unit residential structure with garage and a parking pad.

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614 Edmond Street Community Meeting

Bloomfield Development Corporation hosts open and public community meetings where residents can learn about project proposals directly from developers, ask questions, and express concerns. Property developers then have to show that they responded to this community feedback with they go before the City Zoning Board.

All are invited to attend the meeting on Monday, March 5, 6:30PM at the West Penn Hospital Nursing School (4900 Friendship Ave. at the corner of Gross/Friendship). The developer of 614 Edmond Street,

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Meeting Notes for 4520 Penn Ave Hotel

On Monday, February 19, at 6:30 pm, 33 residents gathered to view the design proposed by the developer, M.P. Kratsas, of a new Hampton Inn at 4520 Penn Avenue. Community concerns included the impact of the construction on neighboring residences, pedestrian safety, and traffic, as well as the materials and lighting to be used in the new building. Bloomfield Development Corporation will draft these concerns in a letter to the City’s Contextual Design Advisory Panel (CDAP) before the developer’s design review hearing.

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