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BAKERY SQUARE 2.0

Strada Architecture LLC
The redevelopment of former Reizenstein School site, along Penn
Avenue in the East End of Pittsburgh, offered a unique opportunity to
expand upon the remarkable success of the adjacent Bakery Square,
and create a tightly knit neighborhood in the city where Pittsburghers
could work, live and play. The project builds on Bakery Square's
emerging role as a major destination in the East End with excellent
access to public transit and parking to support further growth.
Strada's Master Plan, Bakery Square 2.0, drew upon the historic
character of nearby Shadyside, which is dense, urbane and above
all, walkable. By incorporating a mix of uses-single-family homes,
townhouses arranged around mews and courtyards, and modern
office buildings-all constructed to LEED standards and directly
connected to the city's urban fabric, the project is establishing a
21st century urban neighborhood benchmark.
Located within 1500' of the East Liberty Bus Station and numerous bus routes on Penn Avenue, Bakery Square is a transit-oriented
development, designed to LEED for Neighborhood Development
standards. A traditional street grid extends neighborhood connections for cars, pedestrians and cyclists and enhances a communal
public realm through a system of complete streets and oppositefacing courtyards.
The buildings incorporate passive and active strategies to capitalize
on the site's ideal solar orientation. They include stepped rooftop terraces and green roofs. The landscape and infrastructure are designed to
sustainable standards of stormwater management, and internal streets
are built to minimum dimensions in order to reduce impervious surfaces
and privilege the pedestrian over the car.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Context - Fall 2016

Editors’ Letter
Community
Up Close
Expression
Design Profiles
Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Mayor Kenney’s Infrastructure Policy
Green Infrastructure in Philadelphia: The Reading Viaduct Rail Park
Streets: They’re Not Just for Cars Any More
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Context - Fall 2016 - Mayor Kenney’s Infrastructure Policy
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