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Community & History

City Center of Duquesne Community and History

RIDC redevelops former US Steel mill site on Mon River

After taking control of former Duquesne Steel Works site in 1987, Allegheny County asked RIDC to clean up and redevelop the 240-acre site in conjunction with the McKeesport Area Recovery Plan. RIDC embarked on redeveloping this site when the adaptation of existing industrial sites was not common, and the framework we developed catalyzed new state legislation. Since then, RIDC has renovated six existing buildings and recently built the new 30,000 square-foot Millwrights building with 10,000 square feet still available for lease. RIDC’s City Center of Duquesne, with its iconic green metal roofs, is home to 15 companies employing nearly 700 people, and continues to pay homage to the heavy industrial history of the site. Seventy-eight acres remain available for commercial development.

In 2023, KU Resources, an environmental consulting firm, signed a five-year lease extension on the 15,000 square feet it occupies in the Linden Square building at RIDC’s City Center of Duquesne.

“KU Resources is pleased to continue our commitment to the Duquesne community,” said Michael R. Dowling, KU Resources President. “For over twenty years, RIDC has provided KU Resources with the space and opportunity to grow our business, and they’ve been instrumental in our growth by providing our employees a great and safe place to work.”

In 2022, Laurel Print & Graphics signed a seven-year lease amendment for expansion into additional space in the Millwrights Building in RIDC’s City Center of Duquesne, almost doubling in size from its current 10,000 square feet to 19,811 square feet of space. The added space allows the company to expand their services to include fulfillment and additional dye sub fabrics and trade show graphics.

Also that year, RIDC donated 3 acres of land to Duquesne for municipal infrastructure.