Washington’s Landing, formerly known as Herr’s Island, is a 42-acre island on the western banks of the Allegheny River located on the fringe of the Pittsburgh central business district. Washington’s Landing is one of the area’s premier mixed-use riverfront developments featuring commercial buildings, recreational facilities, public parks and trails, and waterfront housing. Under the direction and leadership of The Rubinoff Company, the reclamation of this “brownfield” site has become a model for urban redevelopment in the Pittsburgh area, as well as the rest of the nation.
The site encompasses 190,000 square feet of Class A office space, a full service marina, 88 units of luxury townhomes, a rowing and health club, public tennis courts and jogging trail. General building and site features of the townhomes include state-of-the-art mechanical systems, attractive and durable steel frame and brick veneer construction, professional landscaping, fiber optic telephone service, free parking and spectacular views of the river and downtown skyline.
Riverfront trails, tasteful streetscaping and well-defined access points to the river encourage pedestrian traffic. A newly constructed bridge links the island to two main city thoroughfares. The bridge is accessible on the city side via three access routes, which converge on the 31st Street Bridge. A rehabilitated railroad bridge links the island trails to the city’s ever expanding bike and pedestrian trail system.