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Pittsburgh’s Commercial Real Estate Market

August 22nd, 2008 · 7 Comments

After writing yesterday’s post about Pittsburgh’s economy, I did a quick search of the local newspapers to see how the commercial real estate market was doing in the Pittsburgh region. Despite concerns around the nation that commercial real estate will follow the downtrend in the nation’s residential housing market, and the postponement of the downtown […]

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Tags: Commercial Real Estate · Downtown · Hill District · Lawrenceville · Pittsburgh · Real Estate

RiverParc Suspended

June 2nd, 2008 · 10 Comments

The downtown Pittsburgh cultural district project that was once called one of the linchpins of the revitalization of the City of Pittsburgh and a project without equal in the United States was indefinitely suspended last month by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust blamed the poor economy and credit markets as the cause […]

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Tags: Commercial Real Estate · Downtown · Financing · Pittsburgh · Real Estate · Theater District

Pittsburgh Art Festivals

May 30th, 2008 · 13 Comments

With all of the opportunities to observe art in Pittsburgh, it’s no wonder that Pittsburgh was named one of the five best places for the creative class (read more here). Starting June 6th, the Three Rivers Arts Festival will descend onto the streets of downtown Pittsburgh. Apparently, they didn’t hear that there is a shortage […]

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Tags: art · Downtown · Pittsburgh · Things to Do · Why Pittsburgh

Market Square Rally – Much to Celebrate!

May 22nd, 2008 · 9 Comments

At Noon on Friday, when Pittsburgh Penguins fans rally at Market Square to celebrate the Penguins Stanley Cup Finals appearance against the Detroit Red Wings, they’ll have much more to celebrate than the Penguins successful hockey season. They’ll be able to celebrate the absence of bus noise, the renovations leading to Market Square Place, the […]

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Tags: Downtown · Market Square · Penguins · Pittsburgh

New Pittsburgh Penguins Arena – Drawings & Construction Webcam

May 10th, 2008 · 10 Comments

As I was reading about approval of the design for the new Pittsburgh Penguins arena, I decided to try to hunt down the actual design renderings online – which can be found here, complete with people and all. In my search, I also found a webcam covering the construction zone, so you can watch the […]

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Tags: Downtown · Fifth Forbes · Penguins · Sports

New Penguins Arena Transparency

June 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Last night, the Urban Design Associates and the Pittsburgh Penguins held a meeting to get input from residents on the development of the new Penguins arena. Architect Don Carter, President of Urban Design Associates, indicated to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the doors are wide open for public participation. Sounded nice. Until I started thinking about […]

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Tags: Commercial Real Estate · Downtown · Hill District · Penguins · Pittsburgh · Real Estate · Sports · technology

Downtown Pittsburgh Revitalization: Is the YMCA move really a big deal?

June 4th, 2007 · No Comments

The Post-Gazette celebrates the announcement of the move of the Downtown YMCA from 330 Blvd. of the Allies to Millcraft’s Market Square Project.  The editorial says, “It will be a boost to the heart of the Golden Triangle.” Total distance the facility is moving: ~ 1/4 mile.  I mapped it on Google and if you […]

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Tags: Commercial Real Estate · Downtown · Market Square · Pittsburgh · Real Estate

Car Sharing comes to Pittsburgh – Welcome Flexcar!

May 2nd, 2007 · 13 Comments

Just the other day I said to someone that Pittsburgh is a very walkable city.  Now, it has gotten just a little bit easier for those in Pittsburgh without cars to get around – thanks to Flexcar. Flexcar is a car sharing program that charges members by the hour for use of a vehicle.  According to the Flexcar […]

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Tags: Downtown · Pittsburgh · Why Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s downtown construction projects

April 1st, 2007 · 9 Comments

Last weekend, I was having a conversation with someone about the number of downtown projects that are in the planning/construction stages and expected to open in 2008-2009. Today, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette goes so far as to say that “[b]y late 2009, you might not recognize the place.” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has put together a list […]

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Tags: Architecture · Commercial Real Estate · Downtown · Pittsburgh · Real Estate

Piatt Place breaks ground

January 19th, 2007 · 8 Comments

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review covered the official start to construction of Piatt Place by developer Millcraft Industries.  75% of the retail space in the building is already taken and the rest is expected to be leased by the end of this year.  The condos aren’t selling nearly as well, though.  There are commitments on only 14 of […]

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Tags: Commercial Real Estate · Condos · Downtown · Fifth Forbes · Piatt Place · Pittsburgh · Real Estate