Major Developments Progress, Bike Facilities Included

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This last week we heard exciting updates on two large development along Pittsburgh’s river fronts.  Both include complete streets and safe biking and walking networks as integral elements to their design. WESA reported on the ~$1B ALMONO site redevelopment, and the expected March completion of the protected bike lane and walking path. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported that Trammell Crow Co. received a $2 million state multi-modal transportation grant to help build bike lanes and improve trail access at Station Square.

From WESA’s Almono Gets A Street And Its First Major Pathway To Development:

Once completed, the 1.5-mile-long street will run alongside a protected bike lane and a walking path. Planned below the surface is a storm water management system the developer said will be vital to making the brownfield site ready for development.

From the PG’s Station Square apartment project expected to start in summer:

Trammell Crow has been awarded a $1 million state redevelopment assistance capital grant, $4 million less than it had requested, to help with the project. It also has received a $2 million state multi-modal transportation grant.

James Murray-Coleman, Trammell Crow senior vice president, said the money would be enough to get the project moving. The funds will be used for roads, a bike lane, a riverfront trail and other infrastructure-related improvements, he said.

At one time, Trammell Crow, under its subsidiary High Street Residential, had hoped to have the first apartment units finished by the summer of 2017. But the work was delayed, in part, as the developer waited to see if it would be awarded state funding it deemed critical to the project. It is now working to secure the various city approvals it needs.


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