Residential Density in Downtown

Residential Density (housing units per building) in Downtown Pittsburgh as of Summer 2015 Source: Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

Residential Density (housing units per building) in Downtown Pittsburgh as of Summer 2015
Source: Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

What is this?

Graphical demonstration of residential density (as demonstrated by number of residential units in a particular building) in Downtown Pittsburgh.  3D renderings of individual buildings allow for a more dynamic representation of density with City View (formerly Washington Plaza) the largest at 380 units.

What can we learn?

The growth of Downtown Pittsburgh as a residential neighborhood is a major driver of the continued expansion of vibrancy in the central core.  Understanding the distribution of residents, and their proximity to various downtown amenities (green space, grocery store, etc.) helps to predict where pedestrian patterns will grow.

Identifying where large groups of Downtown residents are located (ex. 600-900 blocks of Penn/Liberty Avenues in the Cultural District) is also helpful to understanding changes to demand patterns in the off-street parking network.

Note: student housing buildings are not included.