RIDC has started work on the 30,000 square foot building on South Linden Street in the RIDC Duquesne Industrial park. After 30 years of work on challenging brownfields projects, RIDC has gained the patience and expertise that is needed for redevelopment. This project presented several such challenges in the first few months of site work: vaults, old foundations, railroad ties, and tunnels were all found. As seen in the photo above, the contractors dug out an entire room that will be safely filled before construction.
James Construction, a women-owned business out of Carnegie, is serving as general contractor for the project. The building is expected to be completed in November of this year.
The project is being supported in part through a tax-increment financing grant from the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Duquesne and the participating taxing bodies of Allegheny County, the City of Duquesne, and the Duquesne School District.