Clairton Community Visioning Design Charrette
City of Clairton | AE7, Front Studio, & LGA Partners
Informed through a community walkthrough and data analysis of the city's main commercial corridors, The Clairton Community Visioning Design Charrette sought to develop a design and implementation plan to encourage investment in the St. Clair and Miller Avenue district and establish the community's identity.
Collaborators: Economic Development South; Office of Mayor Richard Lattanzi
Centre Ave Corridor Redevelopment and Design Plan
Hill Community Development Corporation | evolveEA & 4ward Planning
The Centre Avenue Corridor Redevelopment and Design Plan reimagines Centre Avenue as an exchange center of Culture, Opportunity, and Cultivation. The plan highlights existing cultural icons and envisions new economic and social opportunities.
Collaborators: Urban Redevelopment Authority; Office of Mayor William Peduto; Office of Councilman Daniel Lavelle; Department of City Planning
Chartiers Avenue Streetscape Masterplan
McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation | Lami Grubb Architects
The Chartiers Avenue Streetscape Masterplan envisions a welcoming, safe and friendly environment for businesses, visitors and residents of Mckees Rocks. The plan pursues this goal by altering the traffic pattern and sidewalks on Chartiers Avenue, revitalizing existing anchor buildings, reconnecting the community to its downtown, and building on existing regional attractions.
Collaborators: Allegheny County Economic Development; McKees Rocks Borough; McKees Rocks Borough Council; McKees Rocks Borough Engineer; PennDOT
Brookline Community Identity Visioning
South Pittsburgh Development Corporation | evolveEA
Informed by a series of community engagement meetings, this plan brands Brookline as an international marketplace that is "fun & fit" as well as "friendly & accessible." The plan highlights existing community assets and envisions creative ways to utilize Brookline Boulevard as a public space.
Collaborators: Urban Redevelopment Authority; Department of City Planning
Paris to Pittsburgh Design Guidelines
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership | Astorino
Paris to Pittsburgh is a coordinated effort to enhance the environment of the Golden Triangle. Because the quality of the built environment impacts the success of urban centers, Paris to Pittsburgh’s goal is to activate the Golden Triangle through pedestrian-oriented streetscape design. This program promotes physical improvements that will help to enliven downtown Pittsburgh and looks to Paris’ vibrant street environment for inspiration.
Collaborators: Colcom Foundation, Christine Brill
Revitalizing the Heart of Troy Hill
Troy Hill Citizens Council | Pashek Associates
The purpose of this project is to make sustainable, aesthetic, and structural improvements to the business district in Troy Hill. Some of the main issues included: making connections, defining sustainable solutions, capitalizing on tourism, and enhancing the business district. All of the neighborhood improvements presented in this plan may contribute to an enhanced sense of place for Troy Hill. The outcome will be an increased quality of life for residents, new businesses, raised property values, and new residents.
Collaborators: Department of City Planning, Troy Hill Business and Building Owners, Northside Leadership Conference
Bingham Street Corridor Strategic Plan
Southside Local Development Company | Perkins Eastman
This study creates a vision for the Bingham Street corridor and highlight the steps necessary to achieve tit. Perkins Eastman identified key strategic initiatives, which demonstrate quality in urban design and have the potential to create added value within the Bingham Street Corridor. The recommendations included reclaiming key corners, adaptive reuse of underutilized buildings, and streetscape and parking improvements.