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Allegheny Green Boulevard - Strategic Plan

Six-mile long riverfront planning study including Downtown, Lawrenceville, the Strip District, and Highland Park.

Allegheny Riverfront

The Allegheny Green Boulevard plan reimagines and repurposes the underutilized Allegheny Riverfront and rail corridors to improve mobility and transportation, create new open space, and spur economic revitalization.

The Allegheny Green Boulevard Plan focuses on a six mile stretch of corridor from downtown Pittsburgh to the eastern edge of the city. The strategic planning study engaged the Pittsburgh community to create a vision and develop goals for the Pittsburgh's Allegheny Riverfront. Key recommendations from the study include:

  • Transportation improvements including a multi-modal green boulevard with integrated commuter rail and multi-use pat for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Creation of a new riverfront open space system with access points to the river, habitat and ecological enhancements, new community open space amenities, riverbank stabilization, and stormwater technologies.
  • A housing plan for mixed-use transit-oriented development opportunities that create a live/work riverfront.
  • Project Partners: Urban Redevelopment Authority, City of Pittsburgh, Riverlife, and Allegheny Valley Railroad
  • Consultant Team: Sasaki Associates, Biohabitats, Michael Baker, Community Technical Assistance Center, Cosmos Technologies, Milestone New Media Group, Partners for Economic Solutions
  • Funding: $1.5 Million grant funded with a Community Challenge grant from the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, with individual grants from the HUD Office of Sustainable Housing Communities, and a DOT Tiger II Planning grant.
  • Strategic plan for six miles of the Allegheny Riverfront reaching neighborhoods from Downtown to Highland Park
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