Uptown Pittsburgh has been working to once again become a great urban neighborhood after decades of abandonment, demolition and the proliferation of parking lots. Now, it’s finally seeing some real momentum.
Major projects include a development in the Lower Hill that will be anchored by First National Bank’s headquarters, Duquesne University’s planned medical school and the UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Tower on the Bluff. A new $66 million mixed-used development called Fifth & Dinwiddie spearheaded by the Hill District-based Bridging the Gap Development will further change a crucial nexus between the region’s two biggest economic engines, Oakland and Downtown.
Fifth & Dinwiddle will feature 171 apartments — 20% affordable and the rest market-rate — along with commercial office space, coworking space for small local businesses and 12,000 square feet for much-needed local retail.