On Tuesday, October 16, at 6:00 pm, 26 neighbors gathered for a discussion of the West Penn Hospital Master Plan. Residents voiced concerns about issues such as parking and noise at the meeting. West Penn Hospital has scheduled an additional community meeting from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 27th, at the West Penn Nursing School. If you have any questions or comments that are not addressed in the notes below, feel free to reach out to info@bloomfieldpgh.org or call 412-681-8800.

West Penn hospital held two community meetings in October about the West Penn Hospital Master Plan. The first on October 10th and the second on October 16th. After the second meeting it was decided that a third community meeting would be held at a later date. When West Penn Hospital chooses a date for their third meeting, Bloomfield Development Corporation will share that information with community members.

To view the presentation in its current form click here.

Any questions or concerns about the plan can be directed to Robin Zernich at robin.zernich@ahn.org

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. If you have any questions or comments that are not addressed in the notes below, feel free to reach out to info@bloomfieldnow.org or call 412-681-8800.

BDC’s Updated Letter Sent to CDAP

MEETING NOTES

M.P. Kratsas Presentation

Hilton Suburban Prototype

Meeting Agenda

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.

As part of our Community Process for New Developments, Bloomfield Development Corp. invites you to a community meeting on Monday, February 19, 6:30pm at the West Penn Hospital Nursing School (4900 Friendship Ave, at the corner of Gross/Friendship) to hear a presentation from the development team and to ask questions.

If you have any questions, contact Bloomfield Development at info@bloomfieldnow.org or call 412-681-8800. An accessible entrance is located in the rear of the building.

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. The developers,¬†Milhaus, will adjust their plans to try to address this feedback in advance of a second community meeting. The links below are to the notes from the meeting, the developer’s presentation and traffic study, and phone/email comments from local residents and business owners. (Note: a slightly adjusted traffic study may be forthcoming.)

Meeting Notes

Milhaus Presentation

Traffic Study Report

Traffic Study Appendix

4401 Liberty Ave Comments

Meeting Agenda

Project Information Sheet

As always, feel free to reach out to info@bloomfieldnow.org or 412-681-8800.