Community Meeting on Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Buncher site at Squirrel Hill-Greenfield border, Forward at Beechwood ramp

Buncher site at Squirrel Hill-Greenfield border, Forward Ave at Beechwood ramp

There’s a building at the corner of Forward Avenue, Beechwood Blvd, and the Parkway East off-ramp that you probably don’t look at very often. It’s the former home of The Buncher Company, circled in red above.

The Buncher Company, partnering with Keystone Relief Centers, wants to turn this building into a medical marijuana dispensary.

Medical marijuana is a new use in Pennsylvania so the building must have a Special Use Exception zoning permit before it can proceed.

The Zoning Board listens to community feedback as part of making its decision.  Before the zoning hearing occurs, scheduled for May 25, Squirrel Hill and Greenfield will have an opportunity to learn about the project and give it a thumbs up or down.

The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC) and Greenfield Community Association (GCA) invite you to a public meeting to learn more about Keystone Relief Centers’ proposed medical marijuana dispensary at 3550 Forward Avenue/ Buncher Property.

WHAT: A Community Presentation and Discussion: Zoning Application for “Special Use Exception” for a Medical Marijuana Dispensary at 3885 Forward Ave.

WHEN: Wednesday / May 17, 2017 / 6:30pm – 8:00pm

WHERE:  At the Children’s Institute (1405 Shady Ave., Squirrel Hill), in the Multi-Purpose Room

Please join Councilman Corey O’Connor, representatives from Keystone Relief Centers, and members from SHUC and the GCA as we learn about and discuss what this Zoning Board of Adjustments (ZBA) special use exception would mean at this gateway corner into our two communities.


For more information about this project or any other Coalition-led programs and events, please visit, call 412-422-7666 or email

For more on Greenfield Community Association projects, please visit, call 412-339-0422, or email

Coming June 4, Register Now!

The Greenfield Glide is back on Sunday June 4, 2017 for its 35th year.

Greenfield Glide 5k Run/Walk
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Start:  8:30 a.m.
Schenley Park Overlook

Sign Up Today at

Post-race RAFFLE and PICNIC for all registered runners and walkers.
Many Fantastic Raffle PRIZES, including a 40-inch HDTV!
Join us for hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and drinks.

Volunteers needed!
Contact Mary Ann Hatala at

Spring Cleanups and Plantings

Volunteers Needed

“Projects to bring Greenfielders together”

Sponsored by the GCA Public Space Stewardship Committee. Click here for the flyer.

Thanks for picking up trash at Magee Park! (April 16, 2016,photo by Patrick Hassett)
1) Cleanup at Magee Park

When: Saturday April 22nd: 9am to Noon

– preparing & painting handrails
– trimming overgrowth @ park entrances
– picking up garbage
– having fun!

2) 2x Spring Plantings: May 13th & May 20th

Weed, plant, mulch & water: All supplies and water are provided.

Meet at Gardens listed below

May 13th: 9am to Noon. Irvine Street (Pump House) Hazelwood/Greenfield Ave.

May 20th: 9am to Noon. Ronald St (Garden by Rialtos)

For further information, comments or questions please email us

Looking forward to seeing you at these Spring events!  — The GCA Public Space Committee

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Community Meeting, April 3

Pittsburgh is considering Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to create a fast, frequent, bus service linking Downtown, Uptown, Oakland and the East End neighborhoods.

Please join Allegheny County, City of Pittsburgh, and Port Authority of Allegheny County for a community presentation about ongoing planning for bus rapid transit (BRT) connecting Downtown, Uptown, Oakland, and other East End Neighborhoods.

When:  Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In the Multi-Purpose room
Children’s Institute
1405 Shady Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
See Google map here


The purpose of this community meeting is to:
– update you on the status of BRT planning;
– answer your questions about the planning process; and
– collect your input on infrastructure and service options.

To provide further input beyond this meeting, visit the online survey or attend the public open house:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 12:00-2:00 pm and 4:00-7:00 pm
Connolly Ballroom Alumni Hall | University of Pittsburgh | 4227 Fifth Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Click here for the flyer.

Community Town Hall on March 9

State Representative Dan Frankel

What:   Community Town Hall with State Rep. Dan Frankel

Come meet and talk with State Representative Dan Frankel about matters that concern us at the state level. Find out what Representative Frankel can do to help us — and what we can do to help him — shape policies in the Pennsylvania legislature.

When:  Thursday, March 9, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:  Greenfield Healthy Active Living Center, 745 Greenfield Ave.

(formerly called the Magee Rec. Center)

GCA Annual Meeting and Vote, Jan 29

GCA Annual Meeting and Board Elections – Sunday, January 29, 2017
Magee Senior Center, 3:00-6:00 pm

The Greenfield Community Association will be convene its 2017 annual meeting and board elections on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Magee Senior Center (745 Greenfield Avenue).

At this meeting, the board will be presenting its 2016 report on activities to date and finances.  In addition, the GCA will be holding its annual elections to fill up to four board of director positions.

Voting – Voting will be by paper ballot only and occur between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM on January 29, 2017 at the Magee Senior Center during the annual meeting.  The Ballots will list all the candidates.  One can vote for up to four candidates.  No write-ins will be permitted.  Ballots will be tallied, and results posted immediately thereafter.  Eligible voters include anyone 18 years and older who live in Greenfield; own or operate a business in Greenfield; or own property in Greenfield. (Greenfield includes the Bigelow Heights and Four Mile Run areas.)

Click here for the slate of GCA Board candidates.

Please plan on attending this important and informative meeting and voting in GCA’s general election.

Greenfield Holiday Parade, Dec 2, 7pm

Greenfield Holiday Parade, 4 Dec 2015

Greenfield Holiday Parade, 4 Dec 2015

Fireworks! Marching bands! Floats! Puppets! Hot Chocolate! and SANTA!

March in the parade with your pet!

The Greenfield Community Association cordially invites you to the


The parade begins at Murray and Hazelwood Avenues (line up at 6:00 pm), then proceeds to Loretta to Greenfield Avenue to Lydia.

Residents are encouraged to march in the parade with their pets on leash.  Contact Kristi Heidel at knheidel(AT) to let her know you’re coming.

Fireworks provided with funding from Councilman Corey O’Connor, Senator Jay Costa, Rep. Paul Costa, and Rep. Dan Frankel.


p.s. We need volunteers to man the parade barricades.  Please contact knheidel(AT) if you’d like to help.

In The Run: Green Infrastructure Update

4 Mile Run Green Infrastructure Update

4 Mile Run Green Infrastructure Update

Join us at the church hall of St. John Chrysostom to review an initial concept for Green Infrastructure intended to decrease stormwater runoff in The Run neighborhood and improve ecology of the 4 Mile Run watershed.

In the coming months, consultants will work to refine this concept plan through on-the-ground technical surveys, cost analysis, and continuing community engagement.

This is the first of a series of meetings in The Run and surrounding communities focused on stormwater, the issue that residents have identified as their #1 priority.

After a short presentation we will have plans on display and representatives available to take your questions, comments and concerns, so please stop by and let us know what you think.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, please send any questions or concerns to Community Outreach Coordinator Gavin White at Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, or call 412-682-7275.

WHAT:  4 Mile Run Watershed Green Infrastructure Concept Plans Update

WHERE:  St. John Chrysostom church hall
506 Saline Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15207

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 15, 2017

Meeting coordinated by Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and GCA.

Learn About Lead In Drinking Water

PgH2O logo


Information on Lead in Drinking Water

WHERE:  Greenfield Magee Senior Center
745 Greenfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:00pm – 7:00pm

PWSA leadership will give a presentation on lead in drinking water and how residents can limit exposure to lead, followed by a question and answer session.

For more information, please contact Will Pickering, Interim Communications Manager, at 412.255.2099 or

Click here to download the flyer.

Tree Planting In The Run, Sat Nov 5

Increase forest canopy and stop runoff into The Run this coming Saturday, November 5, by helping Tree Pittsburgh plant 150 seedlings on the hillside along the Parkway East above The Run.

What:  Plant seedlings on the slope.

When: Saturday, November 5, 9:00am – noon

Where: Park on Saline St. between St. John Byzantine Church and the Parkway East overpass.

How:  Tree Pittsburgh will provide all tools, equipment and safety gear and will show you how to do it.

More information: Click here for the Tree Pittsburgh event announcement or contact or call (412) 781-TREE (8733)

Tree Pittsburgh asks that you register if you plan to attend.