Pittsburgh’s Riverfront Redevelopment

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Author:  Stephan Bontrager, Director of Communications, Riverlife
A Big Step Forward: Point State Park

Pittsburgh’s riverfronts have undergone a long transformation from being used primarily for industry in the first half of the 20th century to the green public parks, trails, and facilities of today. The city’s riverbanks along its three rivers—the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio—are a patchwork quilt of publicly- and privately owned land, lined with industrial and transportation infrastructure that has created challenges for interconnected riverfront redevelopment across property lines. Despite the obstacles, Pittsburgh has seen a remarkable renaissance along its waterfronts….


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Stephan Bontrager, Director of Communications, Riverlife

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