Creating riverfront access and new housing at Station Square

By January 28, 2015Blog

Riverlife works with Forest City, Trammel Crow Co. to implement pedestrian connection

Station Square East riverfront open space drawing (Forest City Enterprises / KA, Inc.)

Riverlife met with the Station Square East development team earlier this month to advocate for a perpendicular pedestrian connection from Station Square Drive to the riverfront trail that would cut through the proposed 300-unit apartment complex on the Monongahela River. Such a connection would reduce the overall building length and allow more people to access the riverfront, while creating additional open space and view corridors to the river and Downtown skyline.

Developer Forest City Enterprises and their team took Riverlife’s recommendations to heart and revised their development plan to include the cut through. The revisions were presented to and approved by Pittsburgh City Planning Commission yesterday, and construction on the units is expected to start later this summer.

We appreciate the opportunity to participate in Forest City Enterprises’ design process and look forward to working with them and the development team of Trammel Crow Co. and hord|coplan|macht as the future land development plan for Station Square East evolves for one of the most remarkable and scenic riverfront parcels in Pittsburgh.

Read the Post-Gazette article about the Station Square residential development.