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RIDC O’Hara Community and History

RIDC’s first development project continues to thrive after more than 55 years

RIDC Park in O’Hara Township, once a 700-acre farm managed by Allegheny County Workhouse prisoners, was our first development project, and one of the first planned industrial parks in the country. Today, it is 100% developed and home to over 130 companies and thousands of jobs. It is a prime real estate location in the competitive Northeastern Pittsburgh submarket and is the largest industrial park in the region, housing over 3.75 million square feet of office, industrial, manufacturing and warehouse space.

For more than 60 years, RIDC O’Hara has been home to cutting edge companies at the forefront of innovation, and today it includes a thriving life sciences cluster

In 2023, KaliVir Immunotherapeutics, Inc., a leading cancer immunotherapy research firm, extended and expanded its presence in the Allegheny Manor II Building at RIDC O’Hara. KaliVir signed a 10-year lease extension and expanded from 18,550 to approximately 21,500 square feet.

Among RIDC O’Hara’s other life science and medical technology occupants are Thar Pharmaceuticals, Zoll Medical Corporation, Liva Nova, Skinject, Neurolign, MEDRAD (acquired by Bayer Corporation) and CORE (The Center for Organ Recovery & Education).

Other recent highlights include:

In 2022, Aerotech, Inc., an RIDC tenant, was spotlighted by TribLive for its role in responding to a global microchip shortage and adding jobs to boost production. That year, the company expanded operations into a second building for an additional 130,000 square feet of space.

ABB, a technology leader in electrification and automation, signed a 7-year lease for 4,928 square feet.

Also in 2022, Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) signed a 7-year lease to expand their space from 5,125 to 9,963 square feet. The company utilizes the additional space to accommodate its accelerated growth of its First Aid & Safety business in the Pittsburgh area.

And in 2021, Print Tech, a RIDC tenant since 1999, bought Kappa Manor 2, a 40,000-square-foot building in the park.