Riverfront Activation

Not so long ago Downtown Pittsburgh was a ghost town after 5:00 p.m. With hopes of fixing this issue, a group of stakeholders got together and asked the question, “how can we take Downtown to another level?” The answer was to create wider sidewalks for outdoor dining and to provide additional lighting and new development with a residential component. Today, Downtown Pittsburgh is one of the best urban centers in the country.

Riverfront Activation is the next step to push Pittsburgh to the next level. The PDCDC is proudly working with Riverlife on a plan for riverfront activation which will bring restaurants, activities and entertainment to the scenic outdoor area. Imagine having a golf driving range, trampolines, boat and pontoon rentals.

Together with Riverlife, we have created a think tank of downtown resident ambassadors. This think tank will be charged with two tasks: first, being creative in formulating ideas that will stimulate riverfront activation, and second, doing research to find what is successful in other cities. We are honored to assist Riverlife and recruit new businesses in this project.