Millvale, Etna, and Sharpsburg are three rivertown communities whose pursuits of district scale sustainability brought them together as a multi municipal ecodistrict to pool their forces.
The three neighboring municipalities situated on the Allegheny River have a history of working together on economic development initiatives and share many assets and challenges related to their physical environment.
Located just across the river from Pittsburgh, the Triboro Ecodistrict encompasses Millvale, Etna, and Sharpsburg
Efforts began with Millvale’s Ecodistrict Pivot Plan (2012 and 2016) and the kickoff of evolveEA’s community planning project with Sharpsburg Borough, leaders from all three boroughs are collaborating by way of a regional ecodistrict. As a triboro partner, evolveEA is supporting this initiative with planning and project implementation services.
The Triboro Ecodistrict initiative kicked off in late 2017 with talks between partners from Millvale, Etna, and Sharpsburg intended to establish parameters for collaboration. Initial meetings have provided a forum to share best practices that have emerged from Millvale’s five years of experience planning and implementing its ecodistrict vision, and a way for partners to ideate larger scale programs and projects that can advance the health and well being of all three communities.