An open-air music venue, food hall, hotel and playground are among the elements included in the master plan for the redeveloped Civic Arena site in the Lower Hill District, which will be named “Centre District.” Included in the new Master Plan for the former site demolished seven years ago are 810,000 square feet of office space, 190,000 square feet of retail shops, 50,000 square feet for entertainment, a 220-room hotel, and 1,420 new housing units.
The goal behind the redevelopment will be to connect the Hill District and downtown Pittsburgh. Development of the main cap park over Crosstown Expressway is underway with the first phase of residential construction expected to begin fall 2019. The lead residential development partner for this project is locally based Intergen, a minority-owned business that specializes in “impact development” within mixed use mixed income projects throughout the country. Keith B. Key is one of the three members of Intergen and President and CEO of KBK Enterprises. Commercial developer Buccini/Pollin is slated to begin work on mixed-use buildings, including retail space along Centre Avenue sometime in 2019.
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