We have a green vision, a green roof bus shelter and lots of rain gardens. We’re one of the greenest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh! Read all about it here.

A Storm Water Project

In collaboration with Viridian Landscape Studio and the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, we worked to transform the Town Square in front of the ELPC, “Cathedral of Hope.”

Using native vegetation, bioinfiltration beds and salvaged local materials, the project created beautiful gardens with a function. New plants, trees and bushes work with a storm water reclamation system to divert water from the sewer and allow it to be re-absorbed by the natural habitat. This takes pressure off of the sewer system and reduces pollution released into Pittsburgh rivers.

This project was made possible by the combined efforts and resources of Heinz Endowments, Richard King Mellon Foundation, Pittsburgh Foundation, Laurel Foundation, URA of Pittsburgh – Main Streets Program, 3 Rivers Wet Weather, PA Department of Environmental Protection, TreeVitalize, Tree Pittsburgh, East Liberty Presbyterian Church and East Liberty Development, Inc.

Green Roof Bus Shelter

On the southeast corner of the intersection at Penn and Highland Avenues, you can see our green roof bus shelter project. The first of its kind in Pennsylvania, and the second in the United States, the roof grows plants and supports animal life in the East Liberty neighborhood!

Read more here.