About

About BIGr

Bellevue Initiative for Growth & Revitalizaion (BIGr) is a registered 501c3 non-profit Community Development Corporation (CDC). Our focus is to bring growth, businesses, and beauty to our borough of Bellevue, Pennsylvania. “Bonafide Bellevue” is the branding of our organization.

History

In 2008, a group of enthusiastic citizens began meeting to envision how they could reinvigorate Bellevue and make it one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. In 2009 the group completed a strategic plan of how they could facilitate community involvement and begin the process of revitalization.  Thus, Bellevue Initiative for Growth & Revitalization (BIGr) was conceived!

The organization’s first project in 2010, Improve the Vue, focused on volunteer-led projects to enhance the borough’s overall image and safety. In the subsequent years Improve the Vue continues to lead projects that impact Bellevue’s growth and redevelopment. Most notably, Improve the Vue lead the development of The Memorial Park Bike & Hike Trail, which boasts two miles of trails along the Rails to Trails Network.

In 2014, BIGr was accepted into the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) and continues to collaborate with other Allegheny County CDCs to work on projects for economic development, business district restoration and land banking.

 

Contact us

info@bonafidebellevue.com

PO Box 4202
Pittsburgh, PA 15202