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Case Studies

Case Studies

The Brownfields Center's case studies include research compiled over the years by Carnegie Mellon students. Our catalogue of case studies now included not only brownfield developments local to Pittsburgh, but brownfield developments across the state of Pennsylvania and a couple of other states as well. Many of these sites were formerly used by steel mills or other industries and have left behind large pieces of land-a scarce commodity in urban areas-and have been transformed into dynamic new developments.

There is also a map of brownfields in the region.

Please email Deb Lange with any questions or suggested additions.

Washingtons Landing
Complex at Washington's Landing



Bakery Square

Bakery Square 2.0

Carrie Furnace (2008 Study | 2013 Update)

Church Brew Works

Cork Factory

Duquesne City Center

Hazelwood (2007 Study | 2013 Update)

Hays Ammunition Plant

Heinz Field

Homestead Lofts

Keystone Commons

Marino Scrap Yard


McKees Rocks (2008 Study | 2013 Update)

Neville Island

Pittsburgh Technology Center

PNC Firstside

PNC Park

Rivers Casino

Shaler Township / Rt. 8 Corridor (2007 Study | 2013 Update)

Southside Works

Station Square

Summerset at Frick Park (2007 Study | 2013 Update)

Washington’s Landing (2007 Study | 2013 Update)

The Waterfront


Bethlehem Steel Works

Cambria Iron Works

Cranberry Creek

Keystone Industrial Port Complex


Atlantic Station (Georgia)

Bingham Junction (Utah)

Buffalo Lakeside (New York)

Fairmont Coke Works (West Virginia)

Murray Smelter (Utah)

Northwestern Wire and Steel (Illinois)


Southside Works and the Waterfront (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sites along the Allegheny River (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sites along the Monongahela River (Pittsburgh, PA)