The 13-year project that transformed a neglected 142-acre island in the Allegheny River into Washington’s Landing, a mixed-use development completed and fully occupied in 2000, was directed by the executives who now form Fourth River Development’s leadership core. The development combined commercial buildings, waterfront housing and recreational facilities to become a national model of successful brownfield reclamation. Specifically, the site contains 190,000 square feet of Class A office space, 88 upscale townhomes, a full-service marina, a rowing and health club, public tennis courts and walking/jogging trails. Washington’s Landing trail network, attractive streetscape and strategically situated river access points all were designed to encourage pedestrian activity. And its mid-river location provides spectacular views of the skyline of the nearby Pittsburgh central business district. The project’s success is evidenced by a steady rise in the value of homes built there and by the stability of occupancy and lease rates for its commercial property components.