riverfront zoning

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At its last regular meeting before an August recess, Pittsburgh City Councilors voted to approve new, permanent zoning for Pittsburgh's 35 miles of riverfront. 

Margaret J. Krauss / 90.5 WESA

At a public hearing Tuesday, many residents threw their support behind a plan to permanently rezone the city's waterfronts, while others expressed concern over how the new zoning could affect their residences or businesses. 

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The Pittsburgh Planning Commission voted on Tuesday to positively recommend a new Riverfront Zoning plan to City Council for its consideration.

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Pittsburgh’s riverfronts host a vast range of activity: industrial, residential and recreational. That diversity lends vitality to the 35 miles of riverfront along the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, but it’s bedeviling for zoning, said Riverfront Development Coordinator Andrea Lavin Kossis.

“The zoning that already exists isn’t always doing a great job with the different kinds of developments that are coming these days," she said.