Washington’s Landing is one of Pittsburgh’s first and most successful brownfield-to-residential developments. As the premiere neighborhood in the middle of the Allegheny, Washington’s Landing is a true example of “river-living.”
Significant redevelopment during the 1980s and 1990s turned Herr’s Island into Washington’s Landing, creating a new type of neighborhood and ending decades of industrial environmental damage.
Washington’s Landing links residents to riverfront access via an island marina.
The potential was clear. Take an island in the middle of the Allegheny River, just a stone’s throw from Downtown, and turn it into a residential destination. The challenge was great: Herr’s Island was an industrial brownfield site with significant environmental concerns and access issues.
The result is phenomenal. Now called Washington’s Landing (in honor of George Washington, who was said to have slept there after his raft capsized while crossing the river), the island has been transformed from a stockyard into luxury riverfront living surroundedby landscaped trails and office buildings.
Extensive environmental cleanup aimed to reverse decades of land degradation, replacing industrial buildings with homes and parks rights on the water. The refurbished 31st Street Bridge offers a beautiful entrance to the island.
Extraordinary views, proximity to workplaces and the City’s many amenities, and a lifestyle that links home to recreation have sent real estate values soaring on Washington’s Landing.
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