The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Board of Directors selected KBK Enterprises for Phase 1 of the redevelopment of housing in Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood. The redevelopment which is along Meadow Avenue and Larimer Avenue totals 3.6 acres and includes 40 units of townhomes and green space. The total cost of Phase 1 was $21 million. A total of 13 responses were received by the URA for their request for qualifications which was released in July 2011. KBK was selected for the Larimer project because of demonstrated capacity and experience, commitment to MWBE and Section 3 practices and willingness to work with the community to realize the new visions the neighborhood set for themselves.
The redevelopment of Larimer showcases several green features such as environmentally friendly lighting, appliances and on site storm water retention. Each building is equipped with rain barrels attached to downspouts for water that residents can use to wash cars and water grass. Under ground pipes and swales have been implemented in the design plan for water preservation. These systems are expected to reduce the amount of water running onto Washington Boulevard. The redevelopment plan aligns with the goals of the Larimer Vision Plan such as establishing a new identity as a green community and re-establishing the front porch culture of the community. For leasing opportunities, please contact our Pittsburgh property management office at (412) 661-0416.