Plans are underway for the development of a 178-acre Hazelwood Green project, which will transform the site of a former Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. industrial plant in Pittsburgh into a mixed-use neighborhood. The project site is located along the banks of the Monongahela River, spanning Tecumseh Street, to the intersection of Blair Street and Second Avenue in Hazelwood.
The Hazelwood Green property is owned by Almono Limited Partnership, a group of local foundations who bought the property in 2002, with long-term plans in mind. Foundations include the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.
Site preparations for the Hazelwood Green project, which includes streets, pathways and sidewalks, were already complete in 2020, and now the owners have teamed up with Tishman Speyer, a New York-based real estate developer to finalize site plans. project development.
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Characteristics of the Hazelwood Green mixed project
Tishman will develop the Hazelwood Green site into a mixed-use property comprised of thousands of affordable and market-priced housing units, dense office and tech space, open space and parkland, including several restaurants and retail outlets. The preliminary land development plan for the site includes approximately 30 acres of urban open space and 98 acres of land to be developed and Tishman intends to adhere to these plans.
Additionally, the mixed-use development will also include a Robotics Innovation Center for Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the developer expects this building to open in 2024. The Hazelwood Green mixed-use project also provides dense office structures, which will provide thousands of permanent jobs in various sectors such as advanced manufacturing, technology, retail and catering. The project site is expected to host a large concentration of employment, with over 11,000 jobs on 178 acres.
Plans for the residential component of the Hazelwood Green project will include approximately 3,500 residential units, with a percentage of these units being subsidized at affordable rates. Todd Stern, managing agent of the Almono Limited Partnership, mentioned that the exact percentage of affordable units is still undecided, but the development partner shares the owners’ commitment to providing affordable housing in the piece.