Fitzgerald and Millcraft sign final steel beam for Lumiere

On Thursday, Allegheny County officials joined representatives from Millcraft for a ceremony celebrating the final stages of construction on the 350 Oliver Avenue and Lumière residential development in Downtown Pittsburgh.

To commemorate the occasion, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined Millcraft president Lucas Piatt in signing the final steel girder to be used in the building.

“With support of city officials, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), key partners and
Mosites Construction, we are able to deliver a quality, new home ownership opportunity in Downtown
Pittsburgh,” said Piatt. “Something our region has not seen in over a decade.”

The Lumière is a nine-story condominium complex sitting on top of the combination parking and retail development located at 350 Oliver Avenue. Once construction wraps up at the end of 2019, the building will include 86 condos of various sizes, as well as a rooftop bar for residents on the 10th floor. Millcraft collaborated with Indovina Associates Architects on the design.

A rendering by Indovina Associates Architects of the proposed Lumiere Residences at 350 Oliver Avenue Downtown.

The building is located on the former site of Saks Fifth Avenue, which at one time was one of Downtown’s most iconic and bustling shopping destinations. In supporting the project, city development agencies like the URA are hoping to jumpstart economic activity in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Altogether, the construction project will cost between $35 million and $37 million. Units start at $225,000. According to Millcraft, half of the condos have already been sold.

“We are thrilled to be moving into our next steps of construction,” said Piatt. And “we are thrilled to be celebrating the progress of Lumiere today.”

Millcraft says owners can start moving in this summer.

Bill O'Toole

Bill O'Toole was a full-time reporter for NEXTpittsburgh until October, 2019. He previously reported in Myanmar.