The Lower Hill District Redevelopment Project
News & Updates
Winter 2020 | Bulletin 1
We are excited to start 2020 by inviting you to join us for the Lower Hill Community Meeting on Tuesday, January 28 th at the Energy Innovation Center .

We have been working alongside the CCIP Executive Management Committee, Hill CDC , URA , SEA and City of Pittsburgh to advance this exciting project and provide opportunities for the residents and businesses of the community, city and county. In the spirit of partnership and collaboration, we are launching this newsletter to enhance the flow of project communication. We will complement the newsletter with updates to a project website, posts to a social media platform and regular public interactions to keep community residents and businesses current on redevelopment news.

From workforce development opportunities to significant progress milestones read below to see how you and or your company can be a part of this significant mixed-use development.

Sincerely, The Lower Hill Development Team
JANUARY 28 | 6 - 8 PM

Join members of the BPG development team, representatives from Riverside Center for Innovation, Partner4Work and more local organizations as we kick things off at our first commercial redevelopment meeting. Learn about job opportunities and network with local business owners. Refreshments and childcare available for children (2 years of age and older).

What to Expect in the New Year
First National Bank to Anchor Lower Hill District with New Headquarters on Block G1.
2020 will be an exciting year for the Lower Hill. BPG’s first 2 phases for the Lower Hill Redevelopment are scheduled to break ground this upcoming summer. The 24-story high-rise recently announced as the new headquarters for First National Bank is planned for the corner of Washington Place and Bedford Avenue. It includes more than 387,000 square feet of office space, more than 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a two story parking garage. The project includes a plaza adjacent to the building where the company plans to host community events. The project will attract several hundred million dollars of investment to the redevelopment and seed the Reinvestment Fund that will be the catalyst for financing critical economic development initiatives across the Greater Hill District.

Live Entertainment and Parking Venue to Highlight Block E
The live entertainment venue at Logan Street and Wylie Avenue will be an important catalyst for community reinvestment and further development. It will consist of retail space, a stage for live entertainment, an indoor seating area, a raised lawn area for outdoor seating, as well as an 850-space parking garage. More details to come!
Workforce Development
Our goals for the Lower Hill Redevelopment go far beyond constructing new buildings. We have a great opportunity with this project to positively impact the men, women and children of the Hill District and beyond. Through community partnerships with local non-profit organizations, resources and learning opportunities are at the tip of your fingertips, all for free! We encourage businesses and entrepreneurs to not only seek job opportunities in the project, but also to utilize the many resources and services available through our organizational partners to expand their capacity and capitalize on new prospects. 

How do I access these resources?

Contact us by filling out the Workforce Questionnaire . Every questionnaire will include a question asking whether or not you would like to utilize the free resources available, along with a list of topics to choose from. You can check off any number of topics, and from there, your information will be sent to the correct agency representative. The representative will contact you shortly and provide more information about the programs available for the topics chosen.

Examples of some of the services available:

  • One-on-One Consulting on topics like entrepreneurship, marketing, and business regulations
  • Construction Apprenticeship Programs
  • Business Training, including classes on insurance, taxes, and certified payroll
  • MWDBE Certification Workshops
  • And More!
Community Calendar
Learn more about the organizations the development team is working with and checkout the Community Calendar for upcoming events to help improve or grow your local business.

Learn more about local organizations we're working with by clicking the links below.
Meet The BPG Development Team
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