City Council Unanimously Passes Legislation Creating Allegheny River Greenway

Pittsburgh, PA — Today, City Councilman Patrick Dowd, District 7, led City Council in the passage of legislation designating a protected ‘greenway’ along the Allegheny River stretching from Morningside through Stanton Heights. To be called the Allegheny River Greenway, it will provide significant benefits to the proximate neighborhoods and the City as a whole. Such benefits include passive recreation opportunities, storm water management, erosion and sedimentation control, enhanced aesthetics, air quality improvements, a positive identifying neighborhood feature, and stabilizing or increasing property values.

Grant Ervin, President of Morningside Area Community Council, states that “The Allegheny River Greenway Project is a great example of what can happen when communities plan and work together. The Greenway was a concept that residents developed during Morningside’s community planning process. Working together with our neighbors in Stanton Heights and with assistance from Councilman Dowd’s team and other City staffers we’ve been able to implement that vision.” He continues “The Greenway is a great way to preserve the lush green hillsides along the Allegheny River and accentuate the character of our neighborhoods.” Press release from the Office of Council Member Patrick Dowd. For more information, please contact the District 7 office at 412.255.2140 or