Below is a brief summary of projects that are consistent with and contribute to the implementation of Allegheny Places:


  • Allegheny County Act 167 Stormwater Management Plan. The Allegheny County Act 167 Stormwater Management Plan (County SWMP) took effect on December 2, 2018. The County SWMP implemented important goals and objectives of AlleghenyPlaces, including one of the Plan’s Equity goals. AlleghenyPlaces recognized that management of stormwater runoff is an equity issue because communities at the bottom of a watershed often experience greater declines in property values and discouraging cycles of personal property damage than communities at the top of a watershed. AlleghenyPlaces recommended that stormwater management planning be undertaken on a county-wide basis as the most equitable and cost-effective way to address stormwater management.

    The County SWMP provides access to tools and resources that municipalities need to manage stormwater runoff from new development and redevelopment safely and effectively. The model stormwater management ordinance (SWMO), which is based on the PADEP’s model 2022 SWMO, will also help MS4 communities to address water quality goals.

    Every municipality should have received a hard copy of the volumes comprising the Phase 2 Plan and Report. All volumes of the Allegheny County Act 167 Stormwater Management Plan are also available as a PDFs below. Some of the volumes are very large, however, and may take time to download:

    Applicable to all municipalities:

    Additional information for municipalities within the Flaugherty Run, Robinson Run or Thompson Run watersheds:


  • Three Rivers Heritage Trail Connector – Planning and Construction Underway
    Allegheny County was successful in obtaining a grant to construct bike lanes and shared travel lanes across the length of Neville Island. In addition, the grant is allowing planners to finalize the bike route through Stowe Township and McKees Rocks Borough. When completed, the link will connect to the City of Pittsburgh on the southern end and Coraopolis on the northern end. At Coraopolis, the connector will provide access to the Ohio River Trail, the Montour Trail, and the new Sports and Athletics Complex at Montour Junction (a new County park). The Neville Island section is under construction and is expected to open in Summer 2017.

    On the Three Rivers Heritage Trail along the Allegheny River, Shaler Township received a grant to design the section of the trail from its current terminus in Millvale Borough to the future riverfront park in Etna Borough. This section is a critical piece in developing a trail system that will eventually extend to Freeport, PA and link 17 municipalities along the Allegheny River in Allegheny County. The design project is expected to begin in Summer 2017.

  • Regional Transportation Alliance
    The Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA) is a public-private partnership formed in 2015 to facilitate a discussion about the region’s long-term vision for transportation. Over an 18-month period, the RTA surveyed and talked to more than 500 businesses, organizations, elected officials, and other stakeholders about the existing transportation challenges that people face and how the transportation system can better address its needs in the future. The process resulted in the development of seven guiding principles for a better transportation future along with at least 50 ideas worth considering for future implementation. The RTA’s Imagine Transportation 2.0 was released in March 2017. Over the next year the partnership will conduct outreach to obtain feedback on the vision and develop new partnerships for advancing the vision. More information about the RTA can be found here.

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