Plan In Works To Develop New EcoInnovation District In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One Pittsburgh neighborhood is about to get a trendy new name and millions of dollars in upgrades.

On Thursday night, the Department of City Planning announced the selection of a team led by Interface Studio to provide consulting services for the EcoInnovation District plan in Uptown and Oakland.

Planners are concentrating on the corridor that runs between downtown and West Oakland.

Justin Miller, from the City Planning Department, told KDKA, “There are a lot of eyes on the neighborhood, but we want to make sure, as the neighborhood develops, it does so in a way that makes the most sense for the neighborhood, that’s fair for everybody, gives people opportunity for economic development, for jobs and for good quality housing.”

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More than 100 people attended the open house Thursday evening.

The EcoInnovation District is intended to attract new investment, create unique places and experiences for residents, and reduce the city’s environmental footprint.

“The neighborhood and the residents, that’s the heart of the plan, and we want to do something that works for everybody,” said Miller.

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