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Cap Park Planned for I-579 Near Downtown Pittsburgh

The city of Pittsburgh has ambitious plans for a $27 million cap park over Interstate 579, built to reconnect the Lower Hill neighborhood with the rest of the city.
June 23, 2017, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Anthony Conroy reports on plans in Pittsburgh "to build a pedestrian park over Crosstown Boulevard and connect the Lower Hill District to Downtown."

"The idea for the project was first floated in 2009 as a way to help development in the Lower Hill and create a safe and efficient passage for pedestrians and bicyclists needing to get to and from Downtown and the city’s eastern neighborhoods," according to Conroy.

The park would cap 300 feet of Interstate 579. Project designers, from LaQuatra Bonci Associates, released updated designs earlier this week at a public hearing and community workshop.

Across the state in Philadelphia, local and state leaders recently announced a funding pledge that could provide the final push for another cap park project on the city's waterfront.

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Published on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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