Survey on Riverfront 47 trail design closes Thursday

December 3, 2018

Tomorrow is the last day to submit input on the park and trail design at Riverfront 47, the property that stretches 1.5 miles from Aspinwall to Sharpsburg along the Allegheny River.

Developers are soliciting opinion through an online survey at riverfront47.com. It is also available at aspinwallriverfrontpark.org and friendsoftheriverfront.org. Paper copies are available at the Sharpsburg municipal building along Main Street.

The land will connect the Three Rivers Heritage Trail to points in Etna and O’Hara.

The survey asks a few questions regarding use of the trail and amenities that people might desire, including live performances, basketball, yoga and fishing. Developers also are curious how often people might visit the trail and what mode of transportation they’ll use to get there.

“As we embark on designing a riverfront park and trail that will be treasured and used by all, your input is important in guiding the design process,” a message on the Riverfront 47 website said.

Designers Noemie Lafaurie-Debany and Javier Gonzalez-Campana of Balmori will spearhead the project.

“We look forward to working with the communities to design all-ages venues that serve neighbors and visitors alike and provide a place to encourage local economic development,” Lafaurie-Debany said.

“The Allegheny is beautiful, the native vegetation strong and well grown. There is such potential for the site.”

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