“The plan is an update of one presented and approved by the commission five years ago.
“One of the biggest changes is a ‘more robust urban design approach’ compared to the last plan, which had more of a suburban feel, said Rebecca Flora, Hazelwood Green project director. . . .
“Overall, the preliminary land development plan calls for a mix of office, research and development space, light manufacturing, housing, retail, public green space, and trails throughout the site. . .
“For office buildings, the goal is LEED Gold, the second highest in the green building rating system. Ms. Flora acknowledged that it is a very high standard for developers to meet.
“Almono also is going for a LEED for Neighborhood Development Plan certification. That, Ms. Flora said, provides credits that give developers ‘a leg up’ in meeting the LEED Gold standard.
“In addition, net zero energy is still the overall goal for the site. There are also plans to contain and reuse rainwater and perhaps even for the site to create its own electricity. The site also is committed to the city’s P4 — Planet, People, Place and Performance — standards.”
FULL STORY published July 24, 2018 via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette