Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rust to Revival the Almono Project Is the City's Door to the Future

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rust to Revival the Almono Project Is the City's Door to the Future

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Thirteen years ago LTV Corp. sold the desolate remains of its former coke works in Hazelwood to four foundations - Heinz, McCune, Benedum and Richard King Mellon. The price was $9 million and hopes for a renaissance on the sprawling 178 acres were high.

After much planning by the foundations and the Regional Industrial Development Corp., which manages the site, the project moved into higher gear last Friday with a groundbreaking. The proposed $27 million redevelopment is a long way from fruition, but the ceremony was proof that the plan is moving forward, with great promise for Pittsburgh.

The next step will be construction of a 1.5-mile boulevard through the property, which will enable potential business owners to tour the riverfront tract and envision their new location. A revised master plan should be finished by the end of this year.

Ultimately, Almono, its name drawn from the first syllables of the city's three rivers, will be a mix of office, light-industrial, commercial and residential development. …

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