About

As part of ongoing efforts to redevelop areas of the Monongahela River Valley, The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) purchased the Carrie Furnace Redevelopment Site in August of 2005 and has since been working with community, state, and federal partners to remediate the site in accordance with the Pennsylvania Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (PA Act 2) and turn it into a development ready property.

The majority of the property is located on the north shore of the Monongahela River in the boroughs of Swissvale and Rankin, and split between the 110 acre Main Pad, and the 37 acre Swissvale and Rankin Greenspace. The remaining 21 acres are situated on the southern side of the Monongahela, along the Whitaker and Munhall Riverfront.

The Carrie Blast Furnaces Number 6 and 7 National Historic Landmark District is situated in the western end of the Main Pad. The furnaces and land are leased by the Steel Industry Heritage Corporation and maintained by the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation who conduct tours, hold educational events, festivals, and private engagements.

Photo Gallery

View aerial photographs and maps of the redevelopment site and surrounding areas.

Site Specifics

The Carrie Furnace Redevelopment site has unique features - which makes it unique to the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

History Included

Carrie Blast Furnaces Number 6 and 7 National Historic Landmark District are maintained and operated as a historic and educational destination by the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation.

Ample Development Site

75 flat acres, with additional hillside greenspaces and riverfront access.

River Access

New flyover bridge directly onto site, two docks, adjacent rail.

Site Improvements

75 acres with Act 2 clearance by 2019, road infrastructure, utility corridors and connections.

Recreation

Located along the Great Allegheny Passage Trail, access for kayaking, fishing, river fun.

Community

Allegheny County continues to rank among the top places to live, work, and visit in the United States.

We are very proud to be consistently recognized with accolades from major business and financial organizations as one of the most livable cities with one of the most viable economies and as a first-rate city for livability, culture, and economy for several years.

Fueled by our world-class research and development centers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, we continue to lead in global innovation and technology while continuing to provide world-class talent to the businesses in our region. In early 2017, LinkedIn and Zillow ranked Pittsburgh third out of all U.S. cities as the most lucrative for those in the IT and tech industry based on a study and analysis of housing, market, and employment data.

Get in Touch


Site visits are scheduled for January 24, February 21 and March 21, 2019.

To RSVP, please submit your information via the form below. Be sure to include the date you which to attend in the message field.


To learn more about the development site, please contact us via the mailing address or form below:

Allegheny County Economic Development
One Chatham Center, Suite 900
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219