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Tuesday
Jul222014

Strong demand drives East End apartment developers to expedite next project

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - July 22, 2014
By Tom Fontaine

Brisk demand for upscale apartments at the newly opened Bakery Living complex in the East End prompted developers to push up construction on a second apartment building by about a year.

“Demand has been better than expected,” said Todd Reidbord, president of Shadyside-based developer Walnut Capital.

Reidbord, who briefed the Pittsburgh Planning Commission on Tuesday, said about 75 percent of the 175 apartments in Bakery Living's first building along Penn Avenue are leased. It opened in June.

The second building would be U-shaped, five stories tall and have 175 apartments ranging from so-called micros to two-bedroom units, mirroring the first building. It would be accented with different colors than the first, notably slate blue, gray, white and black.

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Friday
Jul182014

Hip Loft Apartments Attracting More & More People To The Strip District

KDKA CBS - July 17, 2014
By Paul Martino

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There’s a place in the City of Pittsburgh where the population is exploding.

The Strip District has tripled in population in the past 15 years, and it’s expected to double in the next couple of years.

When you think of the Strip District, you think of shopping, produce, dining and Primanti Bros.

But for people like Mary Kramer and husband, the Strip is now home. They raised their daughters, gave up the big house in Wexford and now live in a loft at 31st and Smallman Streets.

Kramer: “It now takes me an hour to clean the house, I like that.”

KDKA’s Paul Martino: “As opposed to what before?”

Kramer: “As opposed to several hours.”

Kramer is part of a growing number of empty nesters and young professionals who are scooping up lofts, condos and apartments in the Strip.

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Thursday
Jul172014

Apartment complex near Ross Park Mall wins approval

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - July 17, 2014
By Sandy Trozzo

Developers of a proposed apartment complex near Ross Park Mall in Ross have told commissioners the building would “raise the bar” on apartment development.

Commissioners July 7 unanimously approved a conditional use and a site plan for the eight-story apartment building being developed by Real Estate Development Associates, Cranberry.

“This project by far raises the bar on rental living in the North Hills. It is the most luxurious project that I have ever been a part of,” said developer Larry Dorsch. “This is something much needed in this marketplace,” adding that there haven’t been any new residential rentals in Ross for more than 30 years.

The building on McKnight East Drive will contain six floors of apartments with a parking garage on the first floor. The top floor will include two lounges, a fitness center and a rooftop patio, said architect Loren Wright.

There will be 149 one- and two-bedroom units. Each unit has a balcony, walk-in closet in the bedrooms, along with a washer and dryer.

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Tuesday
Jul152014

Housing projects creating buzz in the Strip District 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - July 15, 2014
By Mark Belko

When it comes to housing, the Strip District is sizzling.

No fewer than seven residential developments, from apartments to $1 million homes, are in the works in a city neighborhood best known for its eclectic mix of markets and restaurants. These days it’s housing that is creating the buzz, with more than 600 units under development or in the planning stages.

Two of the latest ventures will go before the city’s zoning board of adjustment for approvals on July 31.

Developer Jack Benoff, who turned the Otto Milk Co. building into a successful 58-unit condominium complex, is back for an encore. He is proposing to add 35 to 40 more condos, the majority of them two-bedroom, at 2419 Smallman St. in an existing building and a new one located across from Otto Milk. There also will be indoor parking for 45 to 50 cars.

About seven blocks away, at 3155 Penn Ave., the Indovina Associates architectural firm is planning to convert the upper floors of the four-story Brass Manufacturing Co. building into 14 apartments.

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Tuesday
Jul152014

Ambling University Development to propose 389-unit apartment project for Oakland

Pittsburgh Business Times - July 15, 2014
By Tim Schooley

The redevelopment plan for the Allegheny Health Department property between Fifth and Forbes avenues in Oakland is about to get a lot bigger.

AUDG Holdings LLC will submit a project for a 389-unit apartment project for a location at 3333 Forbes Ave. to the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on July 31, according to the ZBA agenda.

It’s an apartment project almost three times the previous plans for a new apartment building of between 120 and 160 units for the site proposed by local development group, MWK Forbes LLC, which also plans to develop a new hotel as part of the larger project. It's also a number of new apartments that makes it among the biggest new multifamily developments in the region, along with GMH Capital Partners' project of about 360 apartments at Southpointe.

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