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Old Yesterday, 07:00 AM
 
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Saw this somewhere, apologize if it was posted before.

Allegheny County Landslide Portal
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Old Yesterday, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Saw this somewhere, apologize if it was posted before.

Allegheny County Landslide Portal
I've seen versions of this before.

One thing that's clear - when you look at maps which slow landslide-prone areas, undermined areas, and flood-prone areas all at once - is why the East End ended up the most desirable part of the city. It's basically the one area you're pretty secure in knowing your front yard won't collapse, a hill won't fall on you, and your street probably won't flood.
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Old Yesterday, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Thanks. This is groundbreaking.
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Old Yesterday, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (lovely hills but no ocean...)
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Interesting, thanks. So anything near Rt 28 North forget it...
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Old Yesterday, 11:53 AM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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Interesting, thanks. So anything near Rt 28 North forget it...
Never had any real problem. Some people see negative in everything though.
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Old Today, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (lovely hills but no ocean...)
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Never had any real problem. Some people see negative in everything though.
Not really. It seems most major landslides occur above Rt 28. Last year a large chunk of Troy Hill. They finally repaired it but further down the road you can already see the road cracking again. An ongoing problem.
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Old Today, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Brookline
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Thanks. This is groundbreaking.
Took me a few days but I see what you did there.
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Old Today, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Weirton, W. Va.
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Great maps thank you for sharing. Another interesting one is the flood maps.

I look at the floodplain maps online. It is pretty eye opening to see what areas are in flood zones. Hazelwood green would actually be the best open plot to build. It is mostly out of the flood zones.

Most of the strip district, cultural district side of downtown, entire north shore extending up to Alcosan as well as station square and a good portion of the southside up to 17th street are all located in floodplains.

The strip district, cultural district and north shore are the worst places to build if you don’t want your building in a flood zone. I cannot imagine the insurance costs for those building in those areas. It has to be astronomical.

With the amount of rain and the lack of proper drainage due to sewer neglect I’d be really hesitant to invest in these areas. It also answers the question of why industrial parkway in the city’s west end was never finished and amazon is building its new complex in Findlay as opposed to that area of the city.

Forget millvale as well. The whole business district is in a dark blue 100 year flood plain. No way would I purchase a home down there without a rescue row boat hooked to the house.
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Old Today, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The strip district, cultural district and north shore are the worst places to build if you donít want your building in a flood zone. I cannot imagine the insurance costs for those building in those areas. It has to be astronomical.

With the amount of rain and the lack of proper drainage due to sewer neglect Iíd be really hesitant to invest in these areas.
It must also be really hard to get people to invest in those areas because of all the very high rent buildings already in the way.
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