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Pittsburgh’s Last Urban Brownfield to Become Sustainable, Mixed-use Community

Aerial view of the current ALMONO development. Photo credit: Joshua Franzos

Former site of LTV Steel’s Coke Works re-envisioned by foundation, civic, and community leaders

Foundation, civic, and community leaders are collaborating in the redevelopment of the 178-acre “Almono” urban riverfront brownfield formerly occupied by LTV Steel Jones & Laughlin Steel and in Hazelwood, a Pittsburgh neighborhood that employed nearly 13,000 people at the height of the steel industry.  The site has recently been renamed Hazelwood Green, and its master plan calls for a mixed use development comprising a blend of housing, offices, research and development, light manufacturing, retail, parks, trails and transportation, and employing a host of sustainable standards and infrastructure.

Hazelwood Green Brownfield. Photo credit: Green Building Alliance

The Hazelwood plant closed in 1998, and the site was purchased in 2002 by local foundations.  The site has undergone more than a decade of site remediation, infrastructure, and planning, and the first stage of development will include the $80 million renovation of the existing Mill 19 building.  Plans call for construction of a 65,000 square-foot net zero energy building with the steel shell of the former mill retaining a glimpse of Pittsburgh’s industrial past.  Uber, the site’s first tenant, is already using a portion of Almono as test site for self-driving vehicles.

Source: The Heinz Endowments.  Read more in a forthcoming h magazine issue.

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This post was updated on 10/17/17.