Perkins Eastman | Allegheny Riverfront Vision Plan

Allegheny Riverfront Vision Plan

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
In order to transform inaccessible riverfront land into a series of interrelated districts and serve as a model for the City’s comprehensive riverfront vision, Perkins Eastman led a multi-disciplinary team of experts in creating a new “green” vision for 6.5 miles along Pittsburgh’s Allegheny River.

The plan gives priority to ecological and infrastructure principle,s and within the framework of a “regenerative” model of urban life, it proposes strategies to integrate communities with the river, increase resident and business connections, introduce renewable resources into the local economy, and develop a sustainable market for long-term investment. The study addressed ecological concerns, economic development activities, land use and urban form, and transit recommendations.

Civic engagement was rigorous and continuous throughout the project, including town meetings, steering and advisory group sessions, design charrettes, community events, and an interactive website. Conceptual design plans identified more than three million square feet of potential commercial and residential opportunities on the more than 240 acres along the Allegheny Riverfront, new commuter rail and trolley service to the downtown and Oakland, and new infrastructure to support development and environmental initiatives.
AIA Pittsburgh, Regional and Urban Design: Honor Award (2012)
AIA Pennsylvania, Architectural Excellence Award: Citation of Merit (2011)