Planning a Future for Pittsburgh's Riverfront

The city of Pittsburgh has released a new plan focusing on revitalizing the Allegheny Riverfront, with proposed new housing, retail and public spaces.

The plan hopes to create a family-friendly neighborhood along the riverfront that will help lure people into the city.

"The corridor has vast amounts of vacant and underutilized property and a poor transportation network and does not capitalize on its proximity to the river, said the report by a consulting team led by Perkins Eastman Associates. The document follows nearly two years of studies and meetings with property and business owners, residents, community leaders and nonprofit organizations.

'The Allegheny Riverfront Vision, through the feedback of hundreds of citizens, has assessed the potential of some of Pittsburgh's most exciting riverfront neighborhoods,' Mr. Ravenstahl said in a press release. 'With this road map now in place, Pittsburgh has the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enhance urban communities like the Strip and Lawrenceville in ways that will create more jobs, attract new residents and reconnect the neighborhoods to our riverfronts.'"

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