EDS Area Reports|
AIA Plan – 2010
This report synthesizes and expands prior reports to create a “unified vision to revitalize” the Route 51 corridor south/southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, PA. This report is a cooperative effort of seven municipalities, the county, and several state and economic development agencies. The project area is a 13 mile stretch of Pennsylvania Route 51 - extending from the Liberty Tunnel, at the edge of downtown Pittsburgh, to the Elizabeth Bridge on the Monongahela River.
The Economic Development South Route 51 Steering Committee requested an AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) project to create this report. The AIA SDAT team consisted of a team leader, an architect, a professional engineer, a planner, a transportation planner, a sustainable design consultant, and two members of AIA’s national staff from the Center for Communities by Design.
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UDV Plan - 2008
Commercial Revitalization Strategy Report
This report is a comprehensive revitalization strategy for the three (3) communities that comprise the Economic Development South area – the boroughs of Brentwood, Baldwin, and Whitehall. The report contains a strategy and plan of action to bring about the revitalization of the seventeen (17) distinct commercial areas within the EDS communities.
The report includes:
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- An analysis of existing conditions, including land use, zoning, property ownership status, and building structural conditions.
- A market research report, based on market data and a survey of existing businesses and consumers, which includes analysis of market strengths, weakness, and perceptions.
- A business plan that examines the existing mix of businesses in the area and identifies business recruitment opportunities and outlines financial needs of these businesses and the potential incentives that might help induce businesses to meet this latent demand.
- A land use plan that identifies potential development sites, traffic circulation improvements, landscaping improvements, walkway/pedestrian circulation improvements, branding strategies, and zoning recommendations
A detailed implementation plan that outlines the timetable, cost, and roles/responsibilities necessary to complete the identified objectives
Ped/Bike Connector Plan
This report, completed in conjunction with the commercial revitalization strategy, examines the feasibility of alternative bicycle and pedestrian trail/route alignments within the EDS communities. This includes an analysis of proposed route alternatives, an outline of preliminary design elements, a report on property ownership, and cost estimates for proposed improvements. The report also outlines potential funding sources and partnerships.
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Click Here for the South Hills Trail's PDF
UDA Report – 1999
This report was initiated by EDS and our member communities in response to the decreasing competitiveness of the Route 51 corridor in attracting new investments and new development. The plan focuses largely on physical improvements to the area and provides recommendations for improving the roadway, replacing outmoded buildings, reconfiguring parking alternatives, better providing for pedestrians, and transforming the image of the area.
Click Here for the 1259 Master Board Plan's PDF
Click Here for the 1259 Master Board Precedent's PDF
Click Here for the 1259Square Foot Diagram PDF