Lower Hill District Apartments, Intergen Real Estate Group
Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood is transforming with the redevelopment of the Penguins’ former Civic Arena site. This redevelopment reconnects the historic neighborhood to the city’s bustling urban downtown. Currently a grey-field parking area for the NHL team’s new arena, the 28-acre site will become a new and sustainable mixed-use neighborhood including business, residential, entertainment and community green space.
The master plan—implemented by a multi-firm design and development collaborative—envisions a “center of energy” for the city with housing, office space, retail, entertainment, a hotel, and nearly five acres of parks and green space. Tec is providing MEP engineering for two new multi-story residential buildings totaling approximately 300,000 SF and approximately 100,000 SF of underground parking on an urban site.
Building A is a probable 12-13 story steel framed or concrete high-rise structure with approximately 132 market rate apartments.
Building B concept is a single four wood-framed story structure, with approximately 132 market rate apartments. A 300 vehicle two level flat plate parking garage with utility space and rental offices is below grade under Building A and B.
The project includes approximately 264 multi-family apartments with a mixture of one-bedroom units two-bedroom units and Studio Apartments. Approximately 2,000 to 3,500 square feet of amenity space along with active outdoor patio/entertainment space and pool. The four-story apartments included a central laundry facility on each floor for the residents, while the high-rise building may include a stacked combination washer/dryers within the apartments. The roof decks were utilized for the patio/entertainment spaces.