PGH Paper Streets is a project by Patrick Doyle to track Pittsburgh’s major residential, commercial, and mixed-use development projects. The parameters for inclusion are: a location in the actual city of Pittsburgh (not Allegheny County), that is in some state of development progress from January 1, 2015 to present day, and is at least 20,000 square feet. The “proposed” category is very broad—it includes everything from a media report or press release about a development up and through a builder applying for permits.
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About the name: Paper streets are unofficial streets that exist on a map, but are not publicly maintained roadways; in Pittsburgh, for example, a paper street might be a staircase or a walking path. Proposed development projects, meanwhile, exist on maps and paper—usually tucked away in the desk of some developer or government official—long before construction starts, but they can be hard for neighbors to find or track. (It’s a forced metaphor, I know—just go with it.)