The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation is hiring a Garfield Greenzone & Service Project Coordinator. Hours: 30-35 hours per week Compensation: $20.00 per hour with benefits Goal The Garfield GreenZone and Service Project is intended to bring area residents into greater contact with their environment and natural spaces. Through various projects and programming, neighbors can enjoy new walking trails, plant gardens, participate in organized or informal recreation, and preserve green space throughout Garfield for future generations to use. The initiative also provides a pathway for non-violent offenders to avoid incarceration by diverting offenders into community service projects and enabling them to receive training [...]
Save a Public Park in East Liberty Please donate to the Enright Park Legal Fund.This legal fund will allow groups to go to court & ensure, when the new retail-office complex at former Penn Plaza Apartments opens, there is an Enright Park sitting next to it, with unfettered access for the public DONATE ONLINE or via check or money order, made payable to Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation for "Enright Park Legal Fund", can be mailed to our offices at 5149 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 The battle to preserve Enright Park in East Liberty continues! This fall, [...]
Students 'virtually' tour ECS ahead of first school year in Garfield Story by Andrew McKeon, The Bulletin Jon McCann (left), CEO of the Environmental Charter School (ECS), guides students on a virtual tour of their school building ahead of its opening for the 2019-2020 school year. Photo courtesy of ECS. Garfield - On Friday, May 3, the Environmental Charter School’s (ECS) annual “Earth Night” event gave students a high tech preview of their new middle school. After gathering at the current ECS building in Regent Square, students donned virtual reality (VR) headsets and were instantly transported to Garfield, where [...]
Breaking new ground: Waldorf classroom embraces 'green' design Story by Ellen DiBiase, Bulletin contributor ABOVE: Rendering of the Waldorf School's new classroom building, looking west towards S. Winebiddle St. Read more in the September 2018 Bulletin. Graphic courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Friendship - The master plan for the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh’s campus is driven by the maxim that “continued success requires expansion.” Comprised of four phases, the plan involves enhancing the main Victorian-era building at 201 S. Winebiddle St. to accommodate students in grades 1-8. The plan also calls for improvements to the adjacent yellow building that houses [...]
Community Development Updates by Rick Swartz, BGC Council to consider bill allowing “granny flats” City Council will take up legislation this month to allow a second dwelling unit to be added to single-family homes in a large portion of Garfield. Homeowners and homebuilders will have a two-year trial period to see if it is feasible to convert a basement, garage or third-floor attic into a second apartment, or tuck a “granny flat” into a newly-built house, as ways to make owning a home more affordable. The homeowner would need to remain the primary occupant of the house for as [...]
Thank you to everyone who attended last night's "Garfield Green Zone" meeting. We greatly appreciate your input on the potential for green spaces in Garfield. As it is up to the community to decide how to proceed, we invite you and your neighbors to please give us more feedback on local 'green' initiatives. Let us know what you think of the proposals and feel free to contact the BGC with any questions or concerns. Thanks for showing up and voicing your opinions!