From Rust to Robust: Revamping Industrial Sites for Community Benefit

Date posted: September 20, 2017

RIDC President, Don Smith, talks Redevelopment in Commercial Property Executive

"Our experience with the Lawrenceville Technology Center is a case in point. RIDC took ownership of Heppenstall Steel’s former 14-acre industrial site in 2002, which was also later occupied in part by a chocolate manufacturer. According to Pittsburgh Magazine, the urban community where the property resides was “once a blue-collar neighborhood more down-and-out than up-and-coming.” Since then, that site has undergone a tremendous transformation and the surrounding community has become one of the hottest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh..."

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