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Development news: Rivers Casino’s new hotel; Downtown Dog Park; Strip District updates

By January 24, 2017Blog

North Shore: Rivers Casino

It’s official: Rivers Casino will begin construction this spring on a $35 million riverfront hotel on the eastern side of its North Shore building near the headwaters of the Ohio River. The hotel is expected to include a new spa, restaurant, bar, riverfront connections and integration into the property’s existing riverfront park and the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.

Read: “Rivers Casino plans to build $35 million hotel,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation has partnered with the City of Pittsburgh to open the first downtown dog park near the Allegheny River. Located at the foot of the Rachel Carson Bridge off of Fort Duquesne Boulevard near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the fenced-in dog park is part of the Cultural District’s Allegheny Riverfront Park and is owned by the City of Pittsburgh. While the park is fenced and can be currently used by dog owners and their pets, the park will officially open for use in several weeks.

Read: “Pittsburgh opens dog park Downtown,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Strip District Riverfront & Neighborhood

NEXTPittsburgh’s Sandra Toliver writes about the real estate boom in Pittsburgh’s Strip District neighborhood, including plans by Chicago developer McCaffery Interests for the redevelopment of the Produce Terminal that sits several blocks from the Allegheny River running from the 16th Street Bridge to 21st Street. Toliver also gives an update on The Buncher Company’s 37-acre, $450 million Riverfront Landing residential project on the river side of the Produce Terminal. Riverlife’s Stephan Bontrager weighs in on the vision plan for an adjacent Strip District Riverfront Park that maps out opportunities for public opens space between 11th Street and the 31st Street Bridge.

Read: “The Produce Terminal and beyond: what’s underway in the Strip District,” NEXTPittsburgh

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Riverlife is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with property owners, public officials, and community groups to create new parks, trails, real estate development and economic opportunity.

Image: Rendering of proposed Rivers Casino hotel on North Shore, via Rivers Casino