On September 30th, Bloomfield Development Corporation testified in favor of proposed legislation to eliminate the parking minimums in the R1A zoning district. Read our testimony below:

The legislation passed in City Council unanimously on October 13th. https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/10/13/Off-street-parking-spot-no-longer-required-single-family-attached-townhouses-Pittsburgh/stories/202010130115

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.

Shur Save's Future is Our Future
Picture of the front of Shur Save and the Pittsburgh’s Little Italy sign, with the Shur Save logo and the words “Shur Save’s Future Is Our Future” at the top.

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.”

Below is the full press release from Echo Realty.

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:

If you’d like to support the fund you can make a donation. Make sure to email info@bloomfieldpgh.org to let us know you want your donation to go towards the Neighbors In Need Fund.