Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday backed a plan to transform part of the city's South Side.
The plan calls for a new development at the Pittsburgh Terminal Warehouse along the Monongahela River. The new development, just under and east of the Liberty Bridge, will be called “The Highline.”
The plan is to transform the Pittsburgh Terminal Warehouse and Transfer Co. building along the riverfront and re-use nearly 1 million square feet of space.
It would add new tenants, including businesses and artists looking for affordable space.
There are already nonprofit tenants located there that the governor’s office says will be able to continue their leases.
The plan is to make this an economic catalyst for the neighborhood and add public walkways, a river overlook, and a bike hub along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.
This is being funded by a $15 million tax credit through the Commonwealth Cornerstone Group, which was also involved in the Bakery Square development in East Liberty.
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