A Bloomfield where everyone can build a home, a business, and a future.
The mission of the Bloomfield Development Corporation is to build a thriving, diverse community through equitable engagement.
Inclusion: We welcome and value people of all backgrounds, identities, and socioeconomic groups.
Livability: We advocate for physical accessibility and the overall health of the community.
Stewardship: We strive to maintain the texture of the neighborhood and embrace Bloomfield’s historical richness.
Transparency: We open our internal processes to the community.
Equity: We foster community-oriented development centered on diversity and equal opportunity.
Sustainability: We efficiently use resources to maximize benefits to our organization, community, and environment.
Bloomfield shares its borders with Friendship, Garfield, Lawrenceville, The Strip District, Oakland and Shadyside. Liberty Avenue is the primary road that bisects the relatively flat neighborhood and is the site of our thriving business district. Bloomfield lies three miles east of downtown and encompasses 381.8 acres, or 1.1 percent of the city’s land. Bloomfield’s name was derived from an abundance of wild flowers that grew in the area when it was still a rural farm community.
Founded in 2007, Bloomfield Development Corporation works to:
- preserve and create affordable housing
- provide small business resources and promotion
- improve access and safety of infrastructure and mobility
- provide direct assistance and connection with resources to residents
In 2019, the organization was among the first in Pittsburgh to receive Registered Community Organization status, a process created by 2018 legislation to ensure that community organizations truly represent their focus area as well as adhering to high standards of transparency and equitable access to information.
Board of Directors
Vicki Mayowski, Treasurer
Senior Tax Manager
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
Kyle Gracey, Chair
Catastrophic Risk Strategy Consultant
Manager, Product Management and Innovation
Maura Kay, Vice Chair
Amethy Weikel-Sandstrom, Secretary
Landlord Engagement Specialist
Just Mediation Pittsburgh
Office of State Senator Jay Costa
Program Coordinator & Development Officer
True T Pittsburgh
City of Pittsburgh
Senior Director of Urban Design
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Tara Fay Coleman
Gallery Manager, Visual Arts
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
GL Pat Ervin
Working Families Party
Project Manager: Operations
West Penn Hospital
Co-Owner & Operator
Two Frays Brewery
Public Health Social Worker
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Program Manager, Clinical-Community Connections
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Senior Software Engineer