The final meeting of the Bloomfield Gateway community planning process, an Open House-style event, will be held on April 10 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Nursing School Auditorium of West Penn Hospital, 4900 Friendship Avenue. This is an informal event with presentations set up that people can walk through and explore at their own pace, and children are welcome (and encouraged!) to participate. Light refreshments will be available, and an accessible entrance is located off of Mend Way in the rear of the building.
The Bloomfield Saturday Market, a program of Bloomfield Development Corporation (BDC), reopens on May 18th with a new opportunity for Bloomfield businesses to grow their customer base. New this year, the Market will provide free space on a monthly basis to small businesses based in the neighborhood. This new initiative allows the Market, which operates out of a parking lot at 5050 Liberty Ave., to better support small businesses.
The Market attracts nearly 2,000 visitors every Saturday from all over the city and creates a community gathering space for Bloomfield residents.
UPDATE: So many great ideas on February 23rd! Thank you to all community members who took time out of their day to brainstorm with your neighbors.
Meeting Notes (coming soon!)
In January, Bloomfield Development Corporation (BDC) held the first of three meetings for a community planning process for the Bloomfield Bridge gateway parcels and intersection.
Bloomfield Development Corporation is hiring a Program Coordinator to run the Bloomfield Saturday Market program, a pop-up Saturday morning farmers market that draws over 2,000 people into the neighborhood of Bloomfield each week.
The Program Coordinator works part-time as part of the BDC Bloomfield Saturday Market program and reports to the Executive Director. They work in Bloomfield to execute the successful Bloomfield Saturday Market with the goal of creating a community gathering place,
Join the community for the Bloomfield Gateway Planning Process!
Saturday, January 19th and Saturday, February 23rd
choose from 1 of 2 identical sessions on each day
from 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm
The February workshop will build on the January workshop. All are invited to participate but they should commit to attending 1 session on both dates.
Guided by Studio for Spatial Practice and sponsored by ACTION-Housing, the community will come together to consider the Shur Save site and create a community-led vision for that site and the surrounding intersection.