On August 13th the development team for the Penn Heights project proposed at 4554-4565 Penn Ave met with the Bloomfield Development Corporation’s Property & Planning Committee to hear community feedback regarding the project. At this time the developer does not believe any zoning variances are needed for the site. You can view the proposed plans and the notes from the discussion below:
On August 12th a representative from Bloomfield Development Corporation attended the community meeting to discuss the impact of the changes to the Luna Garage entry due to the collapse of the Baum Boulevard entrance. Below are the requests BDC submitted to UPMC after the meeting as well as the notes from the community meeting.
Note: This piece will be updated as information is received.
Yesterday, July 6, 2020, Echo Realty, owners of the Shur Save grocery store and property, announced that Shur Save will be closing by the end of July. The owner followed the announcement with the news that the store will reopen as Community Market and will remain open during the planning phase of the eventual redevelopment of the property.
The Community Market store will be operated by Giant Eagle and will open as soon as possible. There will be a period when the store will be closed while the changeover happens, and the length of the closure depends on what permits may be needed. Community Market is reaching out to the current employees soon to discuss the transition.
Echo Realty has remained in contact with BDC this year and has been responsive to the needs of the community to retain a retail grocery. On a call in June with BDC’s Executive Director, the Echo Realty representative stated that “our number one priority for the site redevelopment is a retail grocery store.”
Today applications are open for BDC’s Neighbors In Need Fund, created with the support of The Pittsburgh Foundation. Residents and small business owners can apply for up to $500 to meet an urgent, essential need. Apply below: