Almono Updates

A few key projects are underway. Stay tuned, more are in the works.

 

Photograph by Richard Kelly for The Heinz Endowments, Spring 2008. Rendering by MSR Design, 2016.

 

The Mill 19 Building

The Mill 19 project includes the adaptive reuse of a 180,000-square foot, existing structure that will be redeveloped in three phases by RIDC for a total of 280,000 square feet of leasable space on three floors once completed. Portions of the existing structure will be maintained as an industrial artifact that reflects and honors Pittsburgh’s past. A new three-story building will be built within the artifact structure to accommodate a mix of tech, research and development and light industrial uses with the flexibility and innovative features required for tomorrow’s workers. As the first significant building on the Almono site, Mill 19 will also set the stage for achieving the site’s overall goal of net zero energy use through the installation of a rooftop solar array and connection to the planned geothermal district energy system.

 
Rail & Road: side-by-side infrastructure, Fall 2016.

Rail & Road: side-by-side infrastructure, Fall 2016.

Phase 1 Infrastructure

The site’s Phase 1 Transportation and Utlity Corridor is currently underway. The 1.5 mile right of way has been designed to complete street standards, with advanced stormwater best management practices, a porous cycle-track, pedestrian sidewalks, drive lanes, on-street parking, as well as various trunk utility lines. With project completion slated for 2017, the site's first road will open the site up for new development.

 
Automation, and self-driving car innovation is underway on a test track located on the southern portion of the site.

Automation, and self-driving car innovation is underway on a test track located on the southern portion of the site.

Uber @Almono

One of the (new) earliest uses on the site, Uber is currently using a southern portion of the site to house their test track for self-driving cars. Within the test track they can simulate how cars might interact with obstacles and the rules of the road on regular city streets. In addition to this temporary test track, proposed development includes the renovation of the old locomative roundhouse, and the development of a green space along Tecumseh Street.