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City Council approves RIV, new guidelines for riverfront development

“Advocates of the so-called RIV ordinance say the legislation will protect public access and local stakeholders as new construction moves on to the city’s riverbanks.

“‘The unique character of Pittsburgh’s riverfront neighborhoods like the Strip and South Side is preserved through [new] contextual standards for new real estate development,’ said a statement released by Riverlife, the nonprofit working on Pittsburgh riverfront design, access and amenities. ‘Community standards for riverfront building setbacks and building lengths will help preserve access to the riverfronts for everyone.’

FULL STORY published July 31, 2018 via NEXTpittsburgh