Pittsburgh Riverfront Zoning

Documents & Presentations

View PDF versions of document drafts, presentations, and reports by clicking the links below. You can also download these documents to your computer by right-clicking each link and choosing the “save link as” option.

Final Documents

August 2018


Drafts & Process Documents

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017



April 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017



A comparison of the direct spending, employment opportunities, economic impacts and tax revenues generated by different potential uses along Pittsburgh’s waterfronts using 13 generalized business categories.

The Zoning Recommendations Report builds upon the earlier work discussed in the Assessment Report (April 2017), as well as numerous interactions with stakeholders. It outlines preliminary approaches and recommendations for a new Riverfront Zoning District.

The Assessment Report is the first step toward determining what zoning approach is best to create a permanent riverfront zoning district for the City of Pittsburgh. It presents an understanding of the existing conditions and the various concerns – the existing land use and zoning patterns along the three rivers, obstacles to physical and visual access to the rivers, the City’s previously adopted policies and goals for the riverfront, and current stakeholder input on key issues to determine a general course of action.


Presentations & Displays


Waterfronts that Work Summit – March 16, 2017




Informative Plans & Reports

Relevant plans and reports, completed previously, are linked below. These plans and reports continue to inform the creation of new riverfront zoning for the City of Pittsburgh.