South of Broadway strategic plan released

South of Broadway strategic plan released (Image 1)

After months of public meetings, the final report for the South of Broadway Strategic Plan is complete.

The newly released report, which is available online, includes dozens of recommendations, including repurposing the former Thermal Transfer Plant site as civic open space that will include flood mitigation measures and connecting the SoBro neighborhood and The Gulch with a new pedestrian bridge, among other improvements.

“The report is a road map for the SoBro area and we are very appreciative of the public's participation over the last six months,” said Barry Long, CEO of Pittsburgh-based Urban Design Associates, lead firm for the study.

He continued, “What we heard from the citizens and the community advisory group led to the recommendations we made, and our team feels the recommendations are dead on in terms of the catalytic initiatives that will make SoBro even more successful than it is today.”

The report cost $400,000 and was paid for through a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

To view the complete plan online, visit

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