Bakery Square 2.0 Master Plan
Client: Walnut Capital
The redevelopment of the Reizenstein School site along Penn Avenue is a unique opportunity to extend the success of Bakery Square and achieve a complete city neighborhood where Pittsburghers can live, work, and play within one tightly knit community. This project will build on Bakery Square’s role as a destination in the East End, supported by excellent transit access and parking. The Bakery Square 2.0 Master Plan, developed for Walnut Capital, envisions a mixed-use area that draws on the character of adjacent neighborhoods and incorporates density, variety, and walkability.
Architecturally, the development will fit into the context of the Nabisco Building and nearby residences of Chatham Village, Dover Gables, and Shadyside. Office buildings will be designed to LEED Silver standards, using passive and active strategies to capitalize on this solar orientation. Internal streets will be built to minimum dimensions in order to reduce impervious surfaces and privilege the pedestrian over the automobile. Green infrastructure solutions, such as bioswales and permeable paving, will be implemented throughout the project to internally manage stormwater. Bakery Square 2.0 is designed to the standards of LEED for Neighborhood Development.
Check this webcam, attached to the Nabisco Building, to see current progress on the site.
Watch this video about the transformation of Bakery Square and its connections to Pittsburgh's evolution, produced by Walnut Capital and created by Studious One