Skyline Terrace is a family community on approximately 10.4 acres in the renowned Hill District of Pittsburgh, part of a community-wide redevelopment now offering a new mixed-income neighborhood. Sixteen barrack-style public housing buildings were replaced on a site that previously felt isolated due to surrounding steep topography.
RDL Architects was awarded the design and development of Phase II of the project, including a mix of 36 townhomes and 54 flats of a mid-rise apartment building. The townhomes are modeled after historic Pittsburgh building styles to seamlessly blend into the surrounding neighborhood, while the contemporary apartment building includes tower elements that serve as neighborhood landmarks. The apartment building features market-rate corner units designed to provide views of the city. This new phase includes an active, walkable streetscape, which completely replaced and reconfigured the public right-of-way to include a median to calm traffic and create a more cohesive feel to the outdoor public space. Site amenities include an outdoor playground, a community room and patio, offices, and a fitness center.
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