Newly-connected 168-acre brownfield available for redevelopment in PA

The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania is looking for development options for more than 150 acres of brownfield space surrounding a former steel yard in Rankin.

The Carrie Furnace Flyover Bridge opened on December 21, 2016. The $14.5 million project connects the Rankin Bridge to 168 acres of brownfield along the Monongahela River.

At its peak, the former blast furnace turned out more than 1,000 tons of iron a day as part of Homestead Steel Works. Allegheny County purchased the site in 2005, 26 years after it ceased operation.

Price said officials have come and gone trying to redevelop the area for more than 10 years. He credited recent progress to a federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant, known as TIGER, awarded to the county in 2011.

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said the grant money had to be used to link the site to the rest of the community.

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