(PITTSBURGH) September 12, 2012 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today, joined by developer Bob Mistick, elected officials and community members, officially broke ground on Lawrenceville’s newest housing development, Hatfield+Home. Located only a block from the river and within the Allegheny Riverfront Green Boulevard corridor, this $4.1 million project will produce 14 new houses along Hatfield Street between Home Street and Cotton Way, and will help fuel Lawrenceville’s renewal.
“New housing options like Hatfield+Home are a key element to the Allegheny Riverfront Vision Plan, which aims to capitalize on our greatest natural asset – our rivers – by connecting more neighborhoods to riverfronts,” said Ravenstahl. “I’m pleased to see this formerly vacant, URA-owned property transform into new, quality homes for residents.”
One of the first new housing developments in Central Lawrenceville, Hatfield + Home, is part of a recent surge in residential construction in the Lawrenceville neighborhood, including the Locomotive Lofts apartments, Doughboy Square and the Botero renovations at 48th Street. Under the Mayor’s leadership, housing projects funded by the City’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have resulted in $35 million total investment in Lawrenceville and hundreds of new construction jobs. Also, an additional $18.5 million in investment is planned for the next couple of years.
“We’re excited to be playing into Lawrenceville’s transformation,” said Bob Mistick, developer and principal, Mistick Construction. “This is the most dynamic neighborhood in Pittsburgh now, and the Mayor’s vision for the riverfront promises to strengthen that vitality even more. It’s an important plan, and we hope that what we’re doing will help it move forward.”
The Hatfield+Home development will provide six different home plans with two- and three-bedroom units scheduled to sell in the mid-$200,000 to the high-$300,000 range. Four homes will be fully detached and the 10 will be built as two-unit duplexes. All of the homes will be Energy Star compliant with landscaped patios, fenced back yards and individual garage parking. Some units will offer small vegetable gardens as options.
"It's an exciting project, and a big step toward reconnecting all the great things being done throughout the commercial corridor and residential districts closer to the Allegheny riverfront," said Lauren Byrne, Lawrenceville United executive director. "The development team worked closely with the community to achieve a design that complements and embraces Lawrenceville's rich history and elements of its historical architecture, but also includes more modern elements to make a statement about the neighborhood’s future.”
The URA assembled the site and provided a $200,000 grant from its Pittsburgh Housing Construction Fund. Hatfield+Home will be built in two phases with the first six units scheduled for completion early in 2013. Sales are being handled by RE/MAX Select Realty. For more information go to www.hatfieldandhome.com or contact Christa Ross, RE/MAX Select Realty at 724-779-1437 or email@example.com.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687