Margaret Smykla continues the flow of good news coming from Pittsburgh. She reports on the borough of Castle Shannon‘s plan to renew their downtown and to take advantage of the location of a T-station nearby. They’ve done a great job of recognizing what they have and what uses would compliment that, as opposed to simply courting Wal-mart or other big box stores as a solution. The plans for the village at the T-station include mixed use development, and would be built on a deck over the parking, hiding it and making the development pedestrian friendly. I hope that they get going on the project and I can check it out sometime when I go home.
UPDATE: This project continues to move forward. Check out a new article here and check out the plans.