Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

City Riverfront Policies Won't Jeopardize Commerce

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

City Riverfront Policies Won't Jeopardize Commerce

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In his Dec. 18 Forum commentary "Keep Pittsburgh's Rivers Open for Business," Jim Roddey argues that Pittsburgh's new riverfront zoning ordinance promotes recreational uses at the expense of industrial growth. Failure to maintain and increase freight transportation on the rivers will undermine justification for Congress to repair or replace aging dams, especially the Emsworth dam, that maintain water levels. This stable height of river level is critical for all kinds of riverfront activity including new recreational infrastructure.

Although Mr. Roddey advances an important consideration, he ignores two salient points.

First, industry located outside of the city of Pittsburgh, where the new zoning ordinance does not apply, generates most regional river freight transportation. …

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