Pittsburgh’s Last Urban Brownfield to Become Hazelwood Green 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 “Hazelwood Green” urban riverfront brownfield formerly occupied by Jones & Laughlin and LTV Steel in Hazelwood, a Pittsburgh neighborhood that employed nearly 13,000 people at the height of the steel industry.  Renamed Hazelwood Green in October 2017, the site’s 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.  The site is pursuing LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) certification and zero net energy.

Hazelwood Green Brownfield.                       Photo credit: Green Building Alliance

The Pittsburgh steel plant in Hazelwood closed in 1998 and the Hazelwood Green site was purchased in 2002 by local foundations.  The site has undergone more than a decade of site remediation, infrastructure, and planning.  Its first stage of development includes the $80 million renovation of the existing Mill 19 building.  Plans call for construction of a 65,000 square-foot zero net energy building with the steel shell of the former mill retaining a glimpse of Pittsburgh’s industrial past; Carnegie Mellon University’s Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute will be the first building tenant.

Uber is Hazelwood Green’s first site tenant, is already using a portion of Hazelwood Green as a test site for self-driving vehicles.

Source: The Heinz Endowments.  Read more in an h magazine article.

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This post was updated on 10/17/17.