Who We Are...
Bellefield Area Citizens Association (BACA) is a group of residents and business owners working together to improve their North Oakland neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh, PA. Its approximate area of operation is bounded by Bellefield Ave. on the west, Neville St. on the east, Baum Blvd. on the north, and Forbes Ave. on the south.
BACA cooperates with City Police and officials of both the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to maintain safety in this North Oakland neighborhood.
Likewise, it works closely with representatives of both universities to foster good relations and mutual respect between their students and the residents of this neighborhood.
BACA reviews plans for proposed developments in its geographical area, makes suggestions for
improvements to them, and either supports or opposes them before Zoning Hearing Board,
Pittsburgh Planning Commission, City Council, and other decision-making bodies.
BACA has a history of opposing the operation of “nuisance bars” and illegal college fraternity
houses , which cause excessive noise and threaten the safety of residents and businesses within its neighborhood.
BACA strives to beautify its neighborhood and to encourage attention to environmental and aesthetic matters by those who operate or seek to establish businesses within the area. It also supports a rich and varied cultural life within North Oakland.
In recent years, BACA has labored closely with Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) to develop and implement its Oakland 2025 master plan. It also collaborates with other neighborhood organizations through Coalition of Oakland Residents (COR) to make Oakland a better place in which to live. BACA is also a member of the Baum/Centre Initiative, which seeks to improve, beautify, and develop the adjacent corridor.
The City of Pittsburgh has joined the Nextdoor network. This is a free web-based service that allows us to share information and also to access the Pittsburgh 311 network for information on major city events, road closures, etc. You can also let people know about items you want to sell, or find a carpenter, or start a book club, etc. You can receive Email notices, or block Email notices to only be updated via the website.
To signup, go to the Nextdoor website.
BACA Photo Gallery
Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh
"Dippy The Dinosaur" at the Carnegie Museum