We meet at 201 N. Dithridge Street, Oakland.
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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
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 cor
Pittsburgh has received many accolades as a great place to live and work. And BACA is a group of people who are equally proud of the North Oakland area for many of the same reasons. Come join us at a monthly meeting to learn about the activities and opportunities in our neighborhood.
BACA is proud to affiliate with the Oakland Planning and Development Committee (OPDC).
The City of Pittsburgh has joined the Nextdoor network. This is a free web-based service that will allow Pittsburgh 311 to share information on major city events, water main breaks, road closures, etc. You can receive Email notices, or block Email notices to only be updated via the Nextdoor website.
To signup, ask how at the next BACA meeting!
Next BACA Meeting:
Our next meeting will be at 7 PM on August 4, 2014 at the First Church of Christ, Scientist at the corner of Bayard and Dithridge.
Dan Yablonsky, spokesman for Bike Pittsburgh
and Mavis Rainey, Executive Director of Oakland Transportation Management Assn. will discuss:
How Pedestrians and Bicyclists can Move Safely together in Oakland.
There will also be updates on various neighborhood developments.
Bring a friend to BACA!
BACA Photo Gallery
Picture of the inside of the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh
Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Picture of Dippy at the Carnegie Museum
"Dippy" at the Carnegie Museum