Urban lagoon to be developed near Plum

September 30, 2018 by  

The north side of Pittsburgh will soon be home to the first urban lagoon in the world.

The lagoon, which is two acres in size, will be part of a 15-acre mixed use development by Millcraft Industries. It will be the centerpiece of the project and will have four thermal baths that will be open year-round, changing with the seasons.

The body of water will be used for swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding in the summer. During the winter months, it will become frozen and be used for skating other winter sports.

There will be housing, offices, retail, and a large Ferris wheel resembling the one in Washington, D.C. in the National Harbor. Jobseekers in nearby Plum might be able to find employment in the development once it opens.

President and chief operating officer of Millcraft Investments, Christopher Souza, said that it is important that the project should be functional year-round, so that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and by both those who will be living there and future visitors to the community.

Millcraft will be collaborating with Crystal Lagoons on the project. Crystal is known for having planned and completed over 600 manmade lagoons.

Displays can be created by banner printing companies and placed throughout the city and surrounding communities so that people learn more about such projects and their potential for the area.