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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Bloomfield Housing Affordability Forum

UPDATE 3/2/18: Here is the link to the Inclusionary Housing Calculator mentioned by City Planner Demi Kolke during the meeting.

UPDATE 3/19/18: Lawrenceville United sent us a City Planning Presentation on Pittsburgh’s zoning process after the Housing affordability forum.

Here are links to all of the information and materials present at this meeting:

Agenda

BDC Presentation Outline

Action Hosing Presentation

Housing Affordability Forum Meeting Notes

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Hampton Inn (4520 Penn Ave) Community Meeting

A new 115-room Hampton Inn hotel is being built at 4520 Penn Avenue. The development team of M.P. Kratsas is appearing before the City’s Contextual Design Advisory Panel (CDAP), which has requested the community’s comments prior to the CDAP review.

Bloomfield Development Corporation will not provide comment to CDAP on the design without first hearing from the community, and the developer agreed during the zoning process that a community meeting on the design would be a priority.

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Meeting Notes for 4401 Liberty Ave (Shursave) Community Forum

On Monday, January, 29 at 6:30 PM, roughly 400 people (365 sign-ins) packed into the auditorium of the West Penn Hospital Nursing School to learn about the proposed development at 4401 Liberty Ave and to express their concerns. Having a grocery store and affordability on the site were top community priorities, but attendees also voiced concerns about the proposed development’s design and its impact on issues such as parking and traffic.

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