Work Begins on Mill 19 C’s Front Loggia

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.

Boston Business Journal – Autonomous Technology: Manufacturing Requires Real Estate

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 […]

Mill 19: RIDC President Don Smith Accepts Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

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 […]

Final Steel Raised into Place at RIDC Mill 19 Building C

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Desiree Niccoli,, 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 […]

VIDEO: Pittsburgh’s Autonomous ‘Renaissance’ — Executive Discussion

RIDC President Don Smith joined Matthew Johnson-Roberson, director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute and Danielle Proctor CEO of Advanced Construction Robotics, Inc. to discuss the fast-growing autonomous technology industry in Pittsburgh and its vast scope as it transitions from R&D to commercialization and manufacturing, creating jobs and other future growth opportunities. VIDEO + article: […]

President Joe Biden Visits RIDC’s Mill 19, Delivers Remarks on Infrastructure Law

President Joe Biden is at RIDC’s Mill 19 in Hazelwood Green today, putting a national spotlight on Pittsburgh and talking about strengthening the nation’s supply chains, revitalizing manufacturing, and much needed infrastructure improvements. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a $1 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure. His remarks live.

New Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Announced at RIDC Mill 19

Government officials announced at RIDC Mill 19 proposed new legislation that will make it easier to test autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh, keep related jobs here, and allow research efforts to align more closely with industry standards, which is integral if the region is to remain competitive in the global sector. Findings detailed in Forefront, a […]

Mill 19 Landscape Architect Wins Inaugural Oberlander Prize

Huge congratulations to Julie Bargmann for winning the Inaugural Oberlander Prize in Landscape Architecture! She was a key collaborator with TEN x TEN, the firm that handled Mill 19‘s landscape architecture. Photos courtesy of TEN X TEN.

Digging Begins For Mill 19 Phase C

Last week, we started site digging for Mill 19 Phase C! Steel has also been ordered for the new building that will be constructed there, which we anticipate completing in 2023.

Another Great Event with NAIOP Pittsburgh touring Hazelwood Green!

Another great NAIOP event in the books! Yesterday we biked around Pittsburgh to visit several new and upcoming projects, which included the Round House at Hazelwood Green, the Riviera, a new development by Elmhurst in PTC, and SomeraRoad’s project in the Southside Works. RIDC also had the chance to share our plans for Mill 19C, which […]

New Study Finds Breakout Opportunity for Pittsburgh to Become Major Player Globally in Autonomy Sector

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Steven Alschuler,, 917-647-2151 Desiree Niccoli,, 412-535-5701   NEW STUDY FINDS BREAKOUT OPPORTUNITY FOR PITTSBURGH TO BECOME MAJOR PLAYER GLOBALLY IN AUTONOMY SECTOR Study issued by RIDC, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber, with research by TEConomy, proposes urgent plan of action Pittsburgh, PA—September 8, 2021— The Pittsburgh autonomy sector has reached […]

Plaza at Hazelwood Green, Near Mill 19, Now Open

We were excited to participate in the Plaza opening on Saturday and share plans for Mill 19 Building C with the community. $9 million Plaza at Hazelwood Green opens Saturday with a public celebration

Video: A Steel Mill Transformed

Check out this excellent video by Scalo Solar on RIDC’s Mill 19! In 2020, Scalo Solar installed 110,000 square feet of high-powered solar panels across the former steel mill’s roof. The array will produce over two million kilowatt hours (kWh) per year, enough to power 380 homes. Mill 19’s solar monitoring in real-time:

The Architect’s Newspaper Names Mill 19 2020 Best of Design for Landscape

RIDC Mill 19 has won the 2020 Best of Design Award for Landscape from The Architect’s Newspaper! Congratulations to the design team TEN X TEN, MSR Design and R3A Architecture! 2020 Best of Design Award for Landscape: Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green Designer: TEN x TEN Design architect: MSR Design Associate architect: R3A Location: Pittsburgh Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green. Designer: TEN x TEN, Design […]

Mill 19’s Rooftop Solar Array, Largest of its Kind, Switched On

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Desiree Niccoli,, 412-535-5701 RIDC MILL 19’S ROOFTOP SOLAR ARRAY, LARGEST OF ITS KIND, SWITCHED ON Pittsburgh, PA—November 20, 2020: One of the largest rooftop solar arrays in the country has gone live at RIDC’s Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green. The massive 110,000 square feet of high-powered solar panels covers the […]