Neighborhood News

Market Program Coordinator

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, supporting entrepreneurs, drawing visitors into our business district, and providing an important platform in which to market Bloomfield’s small businesses. They will staff the market year-round, connecting the markets to BDC’s mission and the larger community with an understand of the local food system in which they operate. Further, the market manager ensures open lines of communication between all stakeholders, curates high-quality entertainment and educational programming, creates and sustains mechanisms for residential support, creates important connections to Bloomfield’s business district, and ensures that visitors have a fun and safe experience.

This is a part-time, year-round position at approximately 25 hours per week paying $15.35/hour. This position requires Saturday work and may include occasional evening hours. This position involves repetitive lifting of up to 50 pounds, standing and walking for extended periods, crouching and bending, and working outside in variable weather conditions. Reliable transportation is preferred.

Please read the Market Program Coordinator Job Description for further information on the tasks and activities involved in running the Market. To apply, please submit a cover letter as a separate document (not included in the body of an email) with your resume to

Community Meetings Neighborhood News

Bloomfield Gateway Planning Process

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.

Both of the workshops are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Each workshop will feature breakout sessions with a maximum of 50 participants. RSVP NEEDED to participate in breakout sessions: or 412.681.8800.

For free childcare please indicate number of children you are bringing in your RSVP.  An accessible entrance is located in the rear of the building off of Mend Way. A light meal will be available during workshops. If any other accommodations are needed please indicate that in your RSVP.

If you have any questions, contact or call 412.681.8800.

View the flyer here.


The community had a great time during the first of our Bloomfield Gateway Community Process meetings! Neighbors came to together and discussed their favorite Bloomfield memories and the values of the community. For more info about the community process watch the video footage provided by Friendship Creative.

To take a follow up survey on the community values discussed in the first workshop click here.

Edited: 2/5/19

Community Meetings Neighborhood News

4433 Howley St 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.

All are invited to attend the meeting on Wednesday, December 12th, 6:30PM at the Irma Freeman Center (5006 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224). The developer of 4433 Howley, Jason Lardo will present a proposal to renovate the current vacant commercial building to create office space as well as reactivate the attached parking lot on the site.

If you have any questions, contact Bloomfield Development Corp. at or call 412.681.8800.

4433 Howley Community Meeting Flyer

4433 Howley St Community Meeting Agenda

View the meeting minutes here.

View the presentation for the proposed plans Here.

View the BDC’s letter to the zoning board here.

Edited 1/4/19

Community Meetings Neighborhood News

Community Conversations & Potluck, 12/5!

Wednesday, December 5th, from 6-8 pm A night of conversation about our favorite neighborhood, Bloomfield! Bring a dish to share, and enjoy thinking about and giving feedback on different projects around Bloomfield. Wednesday, December 5th, from 6-8 pm West Penn Nursing School 4900 Friendship Ave Accessible entrance located in the rear of the building off of Mend Way. Childcare provided with RSVP of number of children to or 412.681.8800
Neighborhood News

Meeting Notes for West Penn Hospital Master Plan Meeting

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 or call 412-681-8800.