Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, maker space, facade, renovation, downtown, retail, craft business accelerator.
Downtown604 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
Redevelopment of a small Downtown building in a high traffic area to feature maker space on floors two-four and a sales floor on the ground level as an aggregator of local maker products.
With financial support from the philanthropic community, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) will purchase and rehabilitate 604 Liberty Avenue to be used as a curated retail showroom and maker space. Situated at the gateway to the Cultural District and Market Square, the building provides an opportunity to create an authentic and vibrant retail experience with established regional maker businesses that wish to expand sales opportunities into an urban market place.
The building will be renovated with entirely new systems while the facade will be restored to historical conditions. The first floor will serve as a highly curated sales floor featuring local maker products. Downtown residents, workers, and vistors will be able to purchase items such as gifts, home goods, clothing, accessories and more. Floors two and three are focused on providing space for local makers to produce goods.
604 Liberty represents a tremendous opportunity for the Downtown community to add yet another tremendous cultural asset for all to enjoy.
- Developer: Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
- Architect: Moss Architects
- Total Development Cost: $990,000
- URA Role/Financing: $25,000 contributed via URA's Downtown Facade Program in addition to $100,000 from the URA's Life Safety Program to support the costs of fire suppression equipment and elevator installation.