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 in Hazelwood, a Pittsburgh neighborhood that employed nearly 13,000 people at the height of the steel industry. The Almono 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 Hazelwood plant closed in 1998, and the site was purchased in 2002 by local foundations. Renamed “Almono” for Pittsburgh’s three rivers — the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio — the site has undergone more than a decade of site remediation, infrastructure, and planning. 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, with future uses at the existing roundhouse.
Source: The Heinz Endowments. Read more in a forthcoming h magazine issue.
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