Pittsburgh: Bakery Square, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from harry_nl’s photostream

After working closely with my office and the surrounding community, Walnut Capital — the developers of Bakery Square 2.0 — will be presenting their zoning plan to the community at a meeting next Monday, August 20th at 6:30 PM at the Ellis School auditorium. After our initial community meeting in May, Walnut Capital has worked diligently with the community to change the zoning proposal and find a solution that maintains the character of the surrounding neighborhoods.

Located on the site of the former Pittsburgh Reizenstein School, Bakery Square 2.0 will bring much-needed, high-quality office space to the East End to attract jobs and further investment in Shadyside, Larimer, Point Breeze, East Liberty, and Homewood. The development will be tiered, with multi-story office space along Penn Avenue, townhouses behind the office space, and single family homes near the borders of the residential heart of Shadyside.

Here’s a “before” and proposed “after” view of the development:

Bakery Square: Now, (Courtesy of Strada)

Bakery Square: Future, (Courtesy of Strada)

You can read more about Bakery Square 2.0 from this post from last month.

I hope you can join me at this meeting to learn more about this exciting development and lend your voice to the plans. For more information about the meeting, please see the flyer here. This meeting is public and open to everyone — please join us!

Bakery Square 2.0 Community Meeting
Monday, August 20, 2012, 6:30 PM
Where: Ellis School Auditorium, 6425 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206 (map)
What: Bakery Square 2.0 zoning and development update