Neighborhood News

4312 Main St Redevelopment 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 Tuesday, June 25th, 6:30 P.M. at the Irma Freeman Center (5006 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224). The developer of 4312 Main and owner of Trace Brewing, Dave Kushner will present a proposal to renovate the current
vacant commercial building to create a brewery and coffee shop space with courtyard seating.

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

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Little Italy Days Meeting

The organizers of the annual Little Italy Days festival will be holding a public meeting open to all at Pleasure Bar on Monday, May 20th at 5:30. See the message from Sal Richetti below:

“My team and I will be hosting a gathering for any and all business/residents and Community groups that would like to meet us and have any questions or concerns. It will be at the Pleasure Bar on Monday, May 20 at 5:30 PM. Any time you would need updated information, you can always go to the website at or feel free to contact me directly.
Thanks Sal Richetti”

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Bloomfield Gateway Community Process Open House

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. Please contact Bloomfield Development with any questions at 412.681.8800 or by emailing christina@bloomfieldpgh.

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Neighborhood Businesses Bloom at the Saturday Market

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. Over 40 vendors attend including farmers, local food producers, prepared food vendors, and crafters. In conjunction with West Penn Hospital/Allegheny Health Network, patrons have access to health and wellness education each week, including free flu shots in the fall.

BDC also collaborates with a number of other local nonprofits to provide special programming, including “Pet Day” and a monthly “Share Fair,” where neighbors exchange books, clothing, and household items for free. The 25-week season runs from May 18th to November 2nd, opening at 9:00AM and closing at 1:00PM, rain or shine.

Participating businesses will receive a free vendor space at the market at up to 2 markets. They can use the space to advertise to new potential customers, promote special events at their primary location, and connect with patrons from all over the greater Pittsburgh area in a friendly community festival setting. By attending the Market, businesses have the opportunity to grow their following by accessing a new customer base.

If you are a small business owner interested in attending the Bloomfield Saturday Market, please contact the Market Manager via email at for more information and details on how to apply.

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Feb. 23 Bloomfield Bridge Gateway Planning Process

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!)
Meeting Video









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.

This Saturday, February 23, is the second workshop that will focus on uses and layout of the sites at the Bloomfield Bridge gateway intersection. Open through today, give your feedback online through a survey! The survey makes sure that what came out of the January meeting is representative of a majority of the neighborhood.

Funded in partnership with ACTION-Housing, the process began with the January 19th workshop sessions. Community members in attendance discussed the shared values of the neighborhood and how those could shape future development. Themes included preserving the unique culture of Bloomfield and making the neighborhood more accessible for all.

After the workshop, Studio for Spatial Practice released a follow up survey to help prioritize the themes and values from the first session and to gather feedback from those who couldn’t attend.

The January workshop focused heavily on establishing shared themes and values. Those will be used to guide the work of the second session of workshops on February 27th. The February workshop will focus more on layout and actual buildings on the site with a focus on how different sizes and uses can best fit with the surrounding neighborhood. The outcome of the two days of workshops will be presented by Studio for Spatial Practice at an open house-style event in April.

The upcoming February 23 workshop features two identical sessions. One takes place in the morning from 10:00AM to 12:00PM and the second in the afternoon from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. Space for the workshop is limited and an RSVP is required. BDC encourages local stakeholders to attend in order to give feedback and help represent neighbors who aren’t able to attend.

Childcare, breakfast, and plenty of snacks are provided.

To learn more or to RSVP call 412.681.8800 or email