The project falls within the 40 mile Ohio River EPA Area-Wide Brownfields Plan Area and is located along the proposed Ohio River Trail, a multi-use bicycle and pedestrian trail connecting several major trails in the Pittsburgh and Eastern Ohio regions; the EPA Ohio River Are-Wide Brownfields Plan and the Ohio River Trail Feasibility Studies were performed by SGA in 2010 through 2012. SGA developed a park site master plan which includes recreational and environmental elements identified through extensive public involvement activities and determined from a detailed programming needs analysis. The park’s proposed design carefully integrates the regulatory requirements of a remediation cap to address the environmental conditions of the site while creating unique landforms and public spaces to facilitate a broad range of activities. The fundamental design framework was derived from the notion of circular “threading” patterns indicative of the industrial threading process that was utilized to create bolts at the former manufacturing plant.

Keep up with our Instagram