AREA OF DEVELOPMENT

July 2021

Green Innovation District Pittsburgh, USA

The development program provides for the abandoned sites development and the reduction of parking lots, which now account for 37% of the territory.
IT CONTAINS:
Residential objects:
  • socially affordable housing;
  • nursing homes;
  • student dormitories.

Production facilities:
  • innovative industries (prototyping and IT);
  • logistics facilities;
  • light industry facilities.

Commercial buildings.
Offices and mixed-purpose facilitie.
Transport and energy infrastructure.
The University.
Medical institutions.
A sports stadium.
80 HA OF REDEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING
7 HA OF CONSTRUCTION AREA
78,000 M2 OF STRUCTURES AREA, INCLUDING
33,400 M2 OF NEW BUILDINGS
HISTORY
In 1997, a sustainable development scientific and industrial cluster based on the Duquesne University was established in the Uptown district of Pittsburgh. But in recent years, the area has fallen into disrepair. The development program provides for the abandoned sites development and the reduction of parking lots, which now account for 37% of the territory.
FUTURE
  • By 2027, there will be a green infrastructure with renewable energy sources;
  • energy and water consumption will be reduced by 50%;
  • using fossil fuels will be avoided;
  • production will become waste-free.
PARTICIPANTS

City Administration
  • Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh.
County Port Administration
  • Sustainable Pittsburgh.
  • Uptown Partners of Pittsburgh.
  • Auckland Planning and Development Corporation.
RESIDENTS
  • Duquesne private university.
  • UPMC Mercy hospital center.
  • Clearway Energy Group.
  • PPG Paints Arena.
1997
The energy complexes at the Duquesne University TPP were modernized and switched to environmentally friendly fuels.
2007–2008
Pittsburgh Mayor signed the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. The Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan was adopted.
2015
The eco-innovation region development program was initiated. The Duquesne University won a grant of Pennsylvania State as part of the alternative and clean energy program for TPP modernization.
2017
The district development program for the next ten years was approved. The eco-innovative district zoning regulation was introduced in the Pittsburgh City Planning Code as the Uptown Public Realm.
2018
The Clearway Pittsburgh Uptown power plant and distribution system were commissioned. The environmental program Climate Action Plan 3.0 was adopted.
2019
Clearway Energy bought a TPP from the Duquesne University. Electricity supply agreements for 40 years were signed.
2020–2021
The final draft of the high-speed bus service to connect the eco-innovation district with the city center, Auckland and the eastern city districts was adopted. The bus line construction launch is scheduled for the end of 2021.
2027
Redevelopment completion is planned.
Marina Shalaeva,
Head of Foreign Real Estate and Private Investments, Knight Frank:
"The development of green buildings is being deployed worldwide. Knowing these assets is important for those seeking stable profits, for three reasons at once.

First, governments are committed to reducing carbon emissions, and real estate accounts for up to 40% of those. So, Singapore and Abu Dhabi have adopted the minimum environmental certification levels, which have to be complied with for construction be approved. Second, such buildings attract more tenants and ensure income sustainability. Companies must live up to their brand values, and many of them pay attention to sustainability criteria. In such conditions, a green building is an opportunity to show that you remain loyal to your mission. Third, green property developers and investors will have access to a wider range of financial options in the near future. These assets will have a wider target audience in comparison with others, and hence a more stable rental value."