Professional Practice

RFP: Trail, Park and Open Space Planning Along the Allegheny River

Date: 5/25/2018 - 6/15/2018

Type: RFPs / RFQs

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): Pennsylvania

Description: This project is to accomplish the design and planning of a public park and open space which will feature a 1.5-mile missing segment of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail within the new Riverfront District in Sharpsburg, O’Hara, and Aspinwall. This project is an initiative of Riverfront 47, LP (R47) and its public partners and other stakeholders.

The Riverfront District consists of 80+ acres of land along the Allegheny River. It is composed of several land holders including both public and private entities. The shared vision for the District is to create an extraordinary public park which invites both active and passive recreation, implementing a missing segment of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail while recreating a vibrant public domain along the river’s edge and connect into the communities. To support the local and regional economies, the District will also include implementation of a new mixed-use development strategy that compliments the exceptional character of this location.

At the core of this vision is the aspiration to give the river’s edge back to the communities, create bike and pedestrian connections that will accommodate a diverse group of users of all ages and abilities, and expand adjacent neighborhoods’ open public park space along the river. The park and trail provide opportunities and funding incentives to strengthen connections into each of the communities and establish economic development opportunities beyond the District borders.


Julia Lent

Maxine Artis

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