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All along the riverfront: Let’s keep Pittsburgh beautiful

“To address the new buildings, businesses, parks and trails queuing up for advancement, city planning has shaped the “RIV” riverfront zoning update after almost two years of gathering feedback from the community. The RIV makes sense: We Pittsburghers don’t use our riverfronts the same way we used them a generation or two ago when the current riverfront zoning code was created. The RIV is a necessary update for that code and a useful tool to plan for smart new growth on the riverfronts. It will also help protect the unique character of our riverfront neighborhoods like the Strip District and the South Side by institutionalizing standards for new buildings so they fit within the context of the surrounding neighborhoods and achieve high quality environmental standards.”

FULL STORY published June 29, 2018 via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette