1600 Smallman Street
Through extensive renovation work, the proposed development will utilize the five stories of the building to accommodate for retail and office-space. The first floor will offer 37,500 square feet of premiere retail space, while the second, third and fourth floor will offer a combined 90,360 square feet of office space. The upper-most floor, totaling 7,417 square feet, offers a penthouse-like space that can accommodate several uses, but is preliminary designated as office space. The project also includes a public parking facility with 253 spaces.
Cool Valley Development
The Cool Valley Development is a proposed 911-acre mixed-use development located in Cecil Township, Washington County. T&R Properties, Inc. (T&R), a national property management and real estate development firm, is the owner and developer of the site. T&R hopes to build off the success of the nearby Southpointe Development by constructing new residences, offices, warehouses and other amenities along I-79.
Cork Factory II/Residences at the Strip
Given the overwhelming success of the Cork Factory Lofts (Cork) next to this development site, the owners of the Cork have planned for the construction of The Cork Factory II, a 94 residential unit development totaling 130,000 square feet with 96 parking spaces for the tenants. As of December 2009, all 297 units at the Cork Factory are leased, thus demonstrating a high demand for the quality product provided by the developer. In May of 2009 the quality of the Cork was acknowledged by the Urban Land Institute by its naming the project as the Best Redevelopment Project in the United States. This award had 280 applicants nationwide.
Heinz II Development Project
In 2005, five of the historic buildings which comprised the Heinz food processing plant, were renovated into what is now known as Heinz Lofts. As one of Pittsburgh’s largest multi-family housing developments at that time, the Heinz Lofts spurred a trend for other housing developments along the Allegheny River. The Heinz II Project will not only restore the historic building on the property, but will also re-vitalize 16th Street at Progress Street and Carpenter Way creating a ‘gateway’ into the Heinz complex, drawing attention to a corner that has been neglected for decades.
Palumbo Science Center Renovation
La Roche College, a co-educational Catholic institution founded in 1963, is embarking upon a renovation of its Palumbo Science Center, which houses numerous academic fields in the natural sciences. The decision to renovate the facility was prompted by the increased demand for STEM degrees from La Roche College. The increased demand necessitated the renovation of the Palumbo Science Center, which, due to its construction in 1980, has become outdated and fails to comply with various ADA and OSHA requirements.
Produce Terminal Redevelopment Project
While striving to maintain the historic features of the site, McCaffery Interests, Inc. intends on transforming the Produce Terminal into a mixed-use development. The developmental plan envisions the Produce Terminal housing office space, retail, high scale dining as well as other small businesses and amenities. The current loading dock will be transformed into a raised pedestrian walkway and seating areas to accommodate the dining and retail establishments located in the building.
Strip District Redevelopment Project
The project involves the construction of a new road and associated utilities and streetscaping from 11th Street to 21st Street within the boundaries of property currently owned and/or controlled by the Buncher Company. The site is bounded by 11th Street to the West, the Allegheny River to the North, 21st Street to the East and Smallman Street to the South. Additionally, the project includes the renovation of the Produce Terminal Building located between 17th and 21st Streets along Smallman Street in the Strip District. These improvements will include the construction of substantial infrastructure within and about the facility. It is expected that these comprehensive investments into infrastructure will spur substantial new construction activity within this blighted and vacant property in Pittsburgh’s Strip District Neighborhood. As much as $50 million in private capital may be invested in the construction of new buildings that will host everything from industrial, commercial, retail and residential activity in this critically located site which borders the City of Pittsburgh’s Central Business District. Additionally, a new parking structure will be constructed in the project area to accommodate displaced surface lot parking spaces. As the city continues to work itself out of its Act 47 Financially Distressed Status, economically viable investments such as those contained in the project are a necessary component of this recovery.
Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 12 Harmar Facility Expansion
The proposed training facility will be constructed on what is currently the site’s parking lot. The facility will utilize a pre-engineered metal building in its construction, thereby reducing the project’s cost and expediting the construction timeline. It will be equipped with several classrooms and labs, as well as interior spaces and kitchen areas. Additional site improvement activities will be performed, including the renovation of the existing storm sewer system, the creation of a new parking lot, and site leveling.
South Park Transit R&D Site Phase II Project
Mero South Park Ventures, a subsidiary of the national real estate management firm T&R Properties, is seeking to transform the former Consol Energy Research and Development Site into a mixed-use, transit-oriented development. The South Park R&D Site project will transform the 92 acre site adjacent to a light rail station into a mix of single family attached and detached homes, multifamily dwellings, office and retail space and a community park.
Steamfitters Butler Training Facility
The Steamfitters Local Union 449, established in 1913, represents nearly 3,000 union-trained steamfitters in the Pittsburgh Region and is affiliated with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry. The members are highly trained craftsmen who fabricate, install, and service piping systems for various types of construction and facilities.