New York-based commercial real estate and development company SomeraRoad and local design team Desmone Architects are collaborating to reintroduce locals to the beauty of riverfront residence.

The Pittsburgh Planning Commission recently approved the 350,000-square-foot residential project slated for the SouthSide Works. SomeraRoad plans to break ground on the development, located next to Hofbräuhaus and the South Shore Riverfront Park, by the end of 2021.

The plans include 246 apartments, parking for 180 cars, and 30,000 square feet of resident amenities, including a fitness studio, tenant lounge and “party room,” a rooftop lounge and pool overlooking the river, a pet wash and a private office area for tenants working from home.

“The riverfront setting on the Monongahela River really lends itself to the best of city living,” says Chris McCune, a vice president of development and construction project management for SomeraRoad. “Not only is the property connected to SouthShore Riverfront Park, the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and Southside Marina, its close proximity to Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland make this an ideal location.”