About the Project

In January 2021 Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) completed the South Hills Junction Station Area Plan that identified conceptual designs to make the station safer and more welcoming, increase station access, and encourage future transit-oriented development (TOD) that integrates and expands transit use at South Hills Junction Station. The following improvements are suggested in the station area plan:

Station Access: Make it easy for people to get there.

▪ Open old access points and provide new connections to the station and surrounding neighborhoods.

▪ Improve multimodal connection and amenities.

▪ Provide safe connections to the TOD site, with a focus on improved access via the surrounding road network.

Station Design: Create a welcoming and visible station.

▪ Improve station area circulation and visibility while updating structure, signage, and amenities.

▪ Increase station visibility from Warrington Avenue and Mt. Washington with added signage and proposed architectural elements, such as a pedestrian bridge and relocated control tower.

▪ Enhance the overall aesthetic and function of the station.

TOD: Encourage development at South Hills Junction

▪ Transform South Hills Junction from an operational and facilities focused station to a mixed-use transit hub.

▪ Develop a preliminary site plan for the TOD site to help inform future development.

▪ Catalyze development that integrates and expands transit used at the station.


February 2024: The station area plan has been completed. PRT is currently identifying funding sources to move this station into the next phase of design.

This project addresses the following values from PRT’s long-range transportation plan, NEXTransit, adopted in 2021.

  • Accessible: infrastructure is fully available in every way to those with specific needs, such as physical or mental disabilities, those traveling with infants or small children, and those traveling with groceries or other goods.
  • Equitable: the project not only ensures the fair provision of services to those with limited means or higher risk, but affirmatively acts to better the services offered to these groups in an effort to combat historical and environmental imbalances in the community.
  • Sustainable: the project enhances the health of communities and the natural environment through its design and operations with regard to energy use, water use, raw material use, land use, and waste production.

The planning stage of this project was funded using PRT’s annual Capital Budget.

Mount Washington Community Development Corporation, Beltzhoover Concensus Group, Allentown Community Development Corporation, Hilltop Alliance, City of Pittsburgh

Project Images

Review materials from the station area plan and station design process.