RIDC President Donald Smith kicked off Governor Shapiro’s visit to Mill 19 today where he discussed his new economic development plan and was joined by numerous regional leaders lending their support. Media Coverage: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Gov. Shapiro visits Pittsburgh to outline investment priorities in state economic development plan Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Editorial) – Editorial: Shapiro […]
RIDC Mill 19 serves as an important proof of concept project, being both a pioneering development on site, but also an example of the power of great buildings in attracting great companies. It also showcases the importance of partnerships, with critical contributions from Richard King Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Mellon University enabling the project to move forward. “Build it […]
First Lady Jill Biden was at RIDC Mill 19 today to discuss the region’s workforce development efforts with Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su at RIDC Mill 19. Earlier this year, Pittsburgh was named one of five “workforce hubs” in the country. RIDC Mill 19 tenant Advanced Robotics for […]
RIDC Mill 19 wins Innovation for Best Adaptive Reuse award in Metropolis Magazine’s 2023 Planet Positive Awards.
On top of Mill 19, a couple thousand honeybees are buzzing.
When RIDC built Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green, we viewed it as a project that would have a catalytic effect on the undeveloped portion of that site and, ultimately, an economic impact that would benefit the community and the region as a whole. We’ve achieved some important milestones thus far, and more activity is in […]
Did you know there are butterfly sanctuaries at RIDC Mill 19 and Tech Forge? Butterflies are attracted to bright flowers and need to feed on nectar. When they do their bodies collect pollen and carry it to other plants. This helps fruits, vegetables and flowers produce new seeds. The flowers planted at both properties were […]
TechVibe Radio: RIDC’s Commitment to Transforming Industrial Spaces, Innovation and Sustainable Development
RIDC President Don Smith talks with the Pittsburgh Technology Council‘s TechVibe Radio to detail RIDC’s commitment to transforming industrial spaces into thriving centers for innovation and sustainable development. Smith overviews RIDC’s approach to how revitalizing large, unused properties benefits not only the companies that occupy them, but also the communities in which they are located. […]
The USGBC National Capital Region has certified RIDC’s Mill 19 Buildings A & B LEED-NC v.4 Gold! Sustainable measures include the first two phases being designed to approach net zero energy use, featuring the largest single-sloped PV array in the country.
RIDC Mill 19 – A Finalist in the Urban Land Institute’s 2023 Americas Awards for Excellence Competition
Twenty projects from across North America have been selected as finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s 2023 Americas Awards for Excellence competition, which is widely recognized as one of the real estate industry’s most prestigious award programs. And RIDC Mill 19 is one of them.
RIDC’s latest insights on Pittsburgh’s manufacturing sector can be read in full here.
RIDC’s Mill 19, which features the largest sloped rooftop solar array in the US and many other environmental attributes, is on the cover of Breaking Ground’s latest issue on green building.
Major Pittsburgh region projects to move forward in 2023: PennSTART, Carrie Furnace, RIDC Mill 19 become growth engines
The coming year promises to be full of progress as major projects move forward in the Pittsburgh region. Long-dormant, former industrial sites are positioned to become centers of economic development and job creation. Article can be read in full at our Pittsburgh’s Innovation Economy content hub at the Pittsburgh Business Times (formerly named Pittsburgh’s Autonomy […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-535-5701 YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. Leases Space at RIDC Mill 19 Pittsburgh, PA—January 9, 2023—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. has signed a five-year lease for 7,576 square feet of space on the 3rd floor of […]
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota recently honored RIDC Mill 19 with a Commendation for Excellence in Design for Change. The project was submitted for award consideration by MSR Design, the firm responsible for its iconic, transformational design. Photographer: Corey Gaffer Photo courtesy of MSR Design.
As Mill 19 nears completion, we’ve reused artifacts from the historic steel mill in the new landscaping design. The original Mill 19 crane hook was reused in the area along Lytle Street among some other reclaimed pieces.
Work on RIDC Mill 19 C’s front loggia has started—it’s an extension of the walk in front of buildings A & B. Once complete, this loggia will be a quarter mile long.
After R&D comes commercialization, but as real estate assets in high-cost markets dwindle and prices continue to rise, fast-growing companies in the autonomous technology field may need to look outside their hometowns to find the properties they need to test and manufacture their products. One place they should look is Pittsburgh. Our latest “The Autonomy […]
Brownfield redevelopment meets sustainable commercial development in this revival and reuse of a former steel mill at the 178-acre Hazelwood Green site, the last large riverfront brownfield in Pittsburgh city limits. RIDC stripped the mill’s metal walls and roof to reveal the underlying steel superstructure, while maximizing energy efficiency and building material reuse. RIDC abated […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Desiree Niccoli, email@example.com, 412-535-5701 FINAL STEEL RAISED INTO PLACE AT RIDC MILL 19 BUILDING C: STEEL BEAM SIGNED BY DIGNITARIES AND CONSTRUCTION TEAM Alex Jones Photography, courtesy of RIDC Pittsburgh, PA—April 1, 2022—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern PA (RIDC) raised the final steel beam into place at RIDC Mill […]