Members of The Urban Redevelopment Authority and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl held a press conference Tuesday to kick off talks for the development of The Allegheny Riverfront.
The development would stretch from The Convention Center to Highland Park, spanning ten neighborhoods.
The conference marked the beginning of what officials and developers said will be a year-long discussion about the development.
It is expected to be mixed-use, with both residences and businesses. It will also open up the riverfront- currently only 90% of the riverfront is accessible.
"These rivers used to be used for industrial purposes to carry goods up and down them - today we have an opportunity to use them as an amenity, as an asset, to connect them to neighborhoods and to give people the recreational opportunities that they're calling for,'' said Ravenstahl.