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       Aspinwall is a borough on the Allegheny River in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. It is essentially a residential place. 

        In the mid-1880s, the area which is now Aspinwall was primarily owned by the descendants of James Ross, but as the steel industry was thriving in Pittsburgh, Henry Warner, superintendent of the Allegheny County Workhouse, had the idea of creating a residential community along the bank of a river.

       Warner traveled to New York to discuss the idea with Annie Aspinwall. He purchased 155 acres of land from her and formed the Aspinwall Land Company in 1890. Pittsburghers, mostly from the upper-middle class, purchased lots from the 60 available home sites. By 1890, the town had 400 residents, most of whom were young couples with children. Aspinwall was officially incorporated as a borough on December 28, 1892.


Current Aspinwall News

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Proposed Draft of Trading Hours Ordinance 

Lead Testing Report 2022

PWSA Lead Facts

Results of the Lead Testing in Aspinwall Borough

Aspinwall Borough purchases its water from PWSA. While Aspinwall recently tested the water supplies in 12 Borough homes for lead and copper, none of these sites were included in the data released by the PWSA.

The Borough has just gained access to results from the testing that was done in August, and the values are all under the actionable levels of 15 ppb for lead. Note that 12 of the 12 tested homes had no detectable levels of lead.

Aspinwall Borough will continue to strive to provide its residents with clean, safe drinking water now and into the future. If you would like to see the Borough's results, go to
  ; our ID number is 5020003.


Borough of Aspinwall


At its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in person at the Aspinwall Borough Building, 217 Commercial Ave., Aspinwall, PA 15215, the Council of the Borough of Aspinwall will hold a public hearing, consider action, and if appropriate, act on an application for an inter-municipal liquor license transfer filed by Feast on Brilliant, LLC, to permit the transfer of a Pennsylvania Restaurant Liquor License, No. R-12888, from Beachburgh, LLC located at 356 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles Township, Allegheny County, PA, to proposed restaurant facilities on property within the Borough of Aspinwall, to be located at 25-27 Brilliant Avenue, Aspinwall, Allegheny County, PA 15215. A copy of the subject application is on file and may be examined by the public at the Aspinwall Borough Building, 217 Commercial Ave., Aspinwall PA 15215, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Interested members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing.  A decision on the application may be rendered at the conclusion of the public hearing.


Notice to be advertised/Proof of Publication: Wednesday July 27, 2022, and Wednesday August 3, 2022.

PashekMTR and the comprehensive plan committee have finished Phase I of the project. This includes a summary document where we have taken the information gathered in our surveys, public meetings, and interviews, and coalesced around a few themes. In addition, as part 2 of the document, we have included a detailed summary of the questionnaire and public meeting comments to review.

Please review the document and make notes. The project does not end with this report, and we want to stay engaged with the residents and business owners. New ideas and concepts will always be considered and encourage that type of feedback. 

The Aspinwall Hometown Heroes program is back!