Pittsburgh Profile: Katrina Flora is a boomeranger, UW grad, and urban planner for Hazelwood Green


"A year and a half ago, Katrina Flora returned to Pittsburgh after a decade away from her hometown.

She first left to attend the University of Washington in Seattle, pursuing a degree in political science and environmental studies. It was “the early days of Amazon building up its South Lake Union ‘campus'” but at the time, Flora says it “certainly didn’t register on my radar.”

It’s on her radar now. Flora is the special projects manager for Hazelwood Green, a 178-acre former steel mill poised for a massive redevelopment that will include housing, public spaces, and commercial offices. The site is considered a frontrunner if Amazon selects Pittsburgh for its second headquarters.

“I am working on one of the most unique and unusual development projects that truly has the opportunity to make a difference for this city, region, and nationally,” Flora said....."

Featured during GeekWire's coverage of Pittsburgh. Read more about Katrina's work in Pittsburgh here.