Allegheny Health Network Cancer Center at Allegheny General
Over the next couple of months, keep your eyes out for a wall of futuristic glass going up in the North Side. In late 2019, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) will officially open its new, state-of-the-art cancer institute. The institute will be situated in a grassy area next to the helicopter pad, which will remain. The building’s façade along East North Avenue will have blue faceted glass and clear glass panels with horizontal solar shading. The cancer institute is part of a $200 million investment over two years to bring high-quality medical care to AHN’s entire regional network network. AHN also plans to build a half dozen additional community cancer treatment centers in western Pennsylvania.

After several years of planning and construction, Lumiere condos will open its doors — and its rooftop bar — to the public in 2019. Designed by Indovina Associates Architects, the Lumiere condominiums will add nine stories plus a 10th floor roof terrace to the seven-floor garage located at 350 Oliver in Downtown Pittsburgh. The exterior will be clad in aluminum and painted profiled metal, according to the proposal submitted to city planners in early 2018. Lumiere will be open for occupancy in late 2019.

Art Institute renovation

old Art Institute

The former Art Institute building on the Blvd. of the Allies will soon be home to the URA and other city offices.

The city has moved into the final phases of renovation on a new, thoroughly modern headquarters for Pittsburgh’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in the former Art Institute building located at 420 Boulevard of the Allies. After renovations, the building will become home to the URA and a variety of city services such as the housing, zoning and planning departments by the fall of this year. The URA and several other city committees are currently housed in a 100-year-old building on Ross Street Downtown. Speaking to NEXTpittsburgh, the URA’s Executive Director Robert Rubinstein says both city workers and public visitors must currently contend with a lack of space, bursting pipes and crumbling ceilings in the current location. (We’ve been. He’s not kidding.)

Financed by Trammell Crow and Northwestern Mutual, this $70 million development will transform more than 15,000 square feet of land near Station Square into a modern living and recreation space starting this spring. Residents will have access to a pool, a 335-space underground garage, and an outdoor kitchen and dining areas. The mixed-use development sits on land where several of Pittsburgh’s large-scale glass factories once stood. In adherence with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regulations, archaeologist Christine Davis is exploring the site for glass artifacts, and the developer is partnering with Pittsburgh Glass Center to design unique glass elements for each unit. A bonus: The site sits along the Great Allegheny Passage, and tenants will have access to their own free, on-site bike-share program through Healthy Ride.

Tryp Hotel

Tryp Hotel

Tryp Hotel. Courtesy of The Century Group.

This year, Lawrenceville is getting a new hotel, and so much more. The Washington Education Center — the large brick building located at 40th St. just west of Butler (next to Wendy’s) — will be transformed into a boutique TRYP Hotel scheduled to open in early 2019. The site is one of the larger historic buildings in Lawrenceville. Each TRYP hotel (there are six in the U.S. and more around the globe) is designed to reflect “the vibe, drama and feel of its city,” says Danny Aderholt of The Century Group, developers of the property. Desmone Architects, based in Lawrenceville, is assisting. And Kate Romane Productions, headed by the noted chef and owner of Black Radish Kitchen, will develop the food program and choose the culinary team at the hotel’s two restaurants, one on the ground floor and one on the rooftop. Room rates will range from $150 to $250.