City of Pittsburgh Launches New Building And Zoning Information Website

On October 10, Mayor William Peduto and the City’s Departments of City Planning and Permits, Licenses, & Inspections unveiled “buildingeye”, a groundbreaking new website designed to make building permit, license, and code enforcement actions more accessible to Pittsburgh residents.
This tool allows residents to perform a range of functions, such as tracking items like building permits, building inspections, zoning applications, and business licenses. These items are searchable by address, neighborhood, zip code, or council district.  » Read more about: City of Pittsburgh Launches New Building And Zoning Information Website  »

Police Chief Says Overall Crime Down in Zone 5


In late August, Zone 5 Commander Jason Lando released a crime alert to warn residents about an increase in robberies and aggravated assaults in Homewood, Highland Park and Friendship. The closest incidents to Bloomfield were on South Winebiddle Street where there were two cases of armed robbery. Commander Lando said that there would be an increase in uniformed and plain clothed police to address the crime.

Around the time of Commander Lando’s alert,

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Lawrenceville Cookie Tour

Beginning December 1st through December 4th, The Joy of Cookies, Cookie Tour ( brings small businesses from across the Lawrenceville neighborhood together opening their doors for the holiday shopping season by offering free sample sized cookies to excited shoppers. This free and family oriented event marks its cookie stops using numbered gingerbread people signs outside each participating store. Take a Break Stops are numbered with little red stop signs, marking a location where cookie tour goers can pause to re-caffeinate,

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Streetscape Demonstration Project Launches!

Bloomfield Demonstration Project

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Walk down Liberty Avenue in October and you might encounter some new neighbors – two sets of benches and planters installed in the block from Edmond Street to State Way. Temporarily installed by Bloomfield Development Corporation with support from Neighborhood Allies, the project’s goal is to provide community members with an opportunity to give feedback on what kind of planters and benches they would like in the neighborhood.

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