2 residential developments proposed for Pittsburgh’s Strip District

Plans are underway for two separate subdivisions in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.

The developers presented their proposals to the city’s planning commission on Tuesday, which is expected to vote on the plans at their next meeting in two weeks.

The first proposal calls for a seven-story, 85-foot-tall apartment building at 2926 Smallman St.

A temporary parking lot and unused gravel lot currently occupy the site, said Nick Miller of Pittsburgh-based Next Architecture. A gas station previously stood on the grounds, he said.

Plans call for an 84-unit apartment complex with balconies, private outdoor space and a rooftop terrace.

Off-street parking would be included, with all parking spaces to be wired to charge electric vehicles.

A second apartment building would be located at 26th and Railroad streets. An existing one-story building on the site would be demolished and replaced with a new seven-story, 75.5-foot-tall building.

The new building would have 179 units, including 18 designated as affordable for people earning 80% of the area’s median income, or about $53,000 a year. Residents of affordable housing would spend no more than 30% of their income on housing.

The building would also have 60 bicycle parking spaces and 131 vehicle parking spaces, said Ryan Indovina of Indovina Associates Architects. The developer also plans to make bicycles available to residents, he said.

The ground floor would include residential amenity space, a fitness center, yoga studio, co-working space and two retail spaces, Indovina said.

Julia Felton is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Julia by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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