PITTSBURGH, PA (November 10, 2021) The Office of Mayor Peduto has presented legislation to City Council to acquire property from the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) that will serve as the future home of the Department of Public Works (DPW) 1st Division.
This is the first step in relocating the current 1st Division, which provides all DPW street operations on the North Side, from its current location in Riverview Park. This new facility will be net zero and follow the construction of the South Hills' new net-zero 4th Division building.
"This is a win-win. The hard working employees of Public Works need a new state of the art facility to support their work and this will allow us to cleanup the park and return this space to park users," said Mayor William Peduto
The City worked with the community, who called for the division to be moved from the popularly-used park.
“Moving DPW First Division out of Riverview Park—our only regional park in the Northside—is a big win for everyone,” said City Councilman Bobby Wilson. “The eventual relocation of the First Division will move heavy machinery and temporary trash storage out of our beautiful park. DPW First Division does excellent work maintaining public infrastructure and providing services on the Northside, Downtown, and the Strip District. I’m excited for this first step of moving them into a new and modern facility on River Avenue. Thank you to Mayor William Peduto and the URA for helping me restore Riverview Park!”
“We are happy that the City is moving forward to relocate the Public Works depot from Riverview Park,” said Mark Masterson, Chair of Friends of Riverview Park. “This will strengthen the connection to the park for the Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood. We want to thank Mayor Peduto and his staff for their work to improve Riverview Park."