Lower Hill District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Reconnecting the Hill District to Downtown with a New, Mixed-Use District

Urban Design Associates is assisting the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Organization in the creation of a Comprehensive Master Plan and Preliminary Land Development Plan (PLDP) to guide the development of a 28-acre site, part of which was occupied by the former Mellon Arena. Fifty years ago, a vibrant neighborhood was torn down to build the arena. A new arena has been built across the site leaving this site open for redevelopment. A new mixed-use development will replace current acres of parking with housing, offices, and retail, reuniting the Lower Hill District Neighborhood with Downtown Pittsburgh.