Pennsylvania Legacies #131: Brownfield to Greenspace

For the better part of a century, the Hazelwood neighborhood was one of Pittsburgh’s most important industrial centers. That all changed with the 1997 closure of the LTV steel plant on the site now known as Hazelwood Green. Now, as a decades-long redevelopment effort gathers momentum, the neighborhood is reimagining its relationship with the Monongahela River.

We discuss the future of Hazelwood’s riverfront with Todd Stern of U3 Advisors, which is overseeing the project on behalf of property owner Almono LP. Along with PEC and others, U3 is working with residents and stakeholders to develop a community-focused vision for the site.