Partnering with the City
This project aligns with the City of Pittsburgh’s Complete Streets and planning objectives related to improved mobility and land use.
Improved safety and traffic flow
The new streetscape design will provide a better, safer experience through a comprehensive multimodal-mobility plan, providing expanded sidewalks and crosswalk lanes, relocating and enhancing the mid-block pedestrian crosswalk, calming traffic, improving the bus stop area, and upgrading an important bike connection using best practices in street design to foster a stronger sense of place for Oakland and the University.
Accessibility between the William Pitt Union and recently renovated Schenley Quadrangle will be significantly improved and expanded.
Utility infrastructure updates to water lines, chilled water supply, and power distribution will enable and support the campus master plan, in addition to creating the resiliency and redundancy needed to support a preeminent research University.
The overall design will create a new welcoming and appealing pathway to Schenley Plaza, the Oakland business district, and the Oakland community, as well as providing a flexible new outdoor space for student activities and programming on the William Pitt Union grounds.
From new green spaces and energy efficiencies to a system that will manage rainfall through sustainable landscaping practices, this important renovation project supports Pitt’s thriving culture and commitment to sustainability.
Supporting the Campus Master Plan
In addition to creating a more connected, welcoming campus, utility infrastructure improvements and enhancements will enable the realization of our campus master plan.