Mill 19 will be the anchor development at the Almono site in Hazelwood, which is a larger 5 million square foot development.
The building will be a 264,000 square foot complex offering light industrial, R+D, and office space with outdoor public amenities.
RIDC acquired the 190,000 square foot Mill 19 building and the 12.5 acres that it sits on for development from the Almono Partnership. In close proximity to the mile-and-a-half long Signature Boulevard, RIDC is hoping to develop Mill 19 in a three-phase improvement process.
The site is going to feature a "building within a building" concept by including a new high-tech, 3-story building under the existing steel skeleton. The process of stripping the metal roof and walls began in the beginning of September 2017 and ensures that the existing steel frame remains standing. RIDC plans to transform Mill 19 into a facility that targets commercial and light industrial tech and robotics companies.
The building has ambitious goals that brings environmental sustainability to this former steel mill site. Mill 19 is half a mile from University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University and minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, just off of I-376.