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Evergrey Sep 8, 2014 2:14 AM

PITTSBURGH l Sky Vue l FT l 14 FLOORS
 
Sky Vue, a $50+ million, 389-unit luxury apartment building, will be located between Fifth and Forbes in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood just west of the University of Pittsburgh. The development will also feature a 138-room limited service hotel, street-level retail, 10,000 sq ft of office space and a garage for 363 cars and 131 bikes.

Recent article:

http://www.post-gazette.com/business...s/201409050082

Pittsburgh Planning Commission presentation:

http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/sch...ion-51-611.pdf

Renderings:

http://i.minus.com/jdtRPU4eSlpHe.png
http://i.minus.com/jnovlw6UnAiQN.png
http://i.minus.com/jbknQmj3q0K2iP.png

Evergrey Sep 8, 2014 3:04 PM

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburg...nt-skyvue.html

Quote:

Georgia developer to present 389-apartment 'Skyvue' before Pittsburgh Planning Commission

Sep 8, 2014, 10:49am EDT

The Georgia-based developer of the largest new apartment project Oakland has seen in decades is ready to present a design and a name to the Pittsburgh Planning Commission.

According to the agenda of the Pittsburgh Planning Commission, an affiliate of Valdosta, Ga.-based Ambling University Development Group, plans to call its new 389-unit apartment building Skyvue.

The project is proposed to replace the former Allegheny County Health Department building at 3333 Forbes Ave. and a few smaller neighboring properties near the heart of Oakland.

A rendering of the design for the project by the architecture firm of Niles Bolten Associates shows a structure featuring street-level retail and below-grade parking that maxes out much of the plot on which it’s expected to be built. The overall project is expected to be 14 levels, including 358 parking spaces in a development expected to total more than 400,000 square feet.

The design features two apartment towers built onto a larger base, with a rooftop deck and interior courtyard within the U-shaped structure.

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Gilamonster Sep 9, 2014 8:48 PM

Looks pretty good in the renderings.....Tallish for Oakland and quite massive. Hoping construction starts soon. City might request some tweaks but this one is happening. Preservationists and local citizens don't have much opposition to this one.

Austinlee Sep 9, 2014 10:33 PM

This should be a great addition to Oakland.

Evergrey Sep 24, 2014 12:14 AM

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/6...#axzz3EBcutka8

Quote:

Big apartment plan in Oakland gets Planning Commission OK

By Tom Fontaine
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, 6:54 p.m.
Updated 8 minutes ago


Pittsburgh Planning Commission approved plans Tuesday for a 14-story development featuring 389 apartments on the site of the former Allegheny County Health Department building in Oakland.

The anticipated $66.7 million project also will include ground-level retail space along Fifth and Forbes avenues and a garage with 286 parking spaces, with 275 reserved for residents and the rest for retail customers, records show.

“We believe this development has the potential to make a positive impact on Oakland's real estate market, providing a higher quality housing choice for students and young professionals ... and extending retail amenities along the vibrant Fifth/Forbes commercial corridor,” said Wanda E. Wilson, executive director of the Oakland Planning and Development Corp.

Plans show 211 of the apartments would be studios and one-bedroom units. Another 115 apartments would have two bedrooms, while 63 would include three bedrooms.

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Gilamonster Sep 24, 2014 8:43 PM

If there is anything I like better than construction, it's demolition! Demolition is scheduled to begin next week with construction possibly as early as November.....Awesome! Looks like a very well designed project. I may have to keep this one on the radar for my own new address.

Gilamonster Sep 30, 2014 9:34 PM

A little more information on the demolition schedule:

http://http://southoaklandpgh.org/2014/09/30/

You'll have to scroll down a bit on the page it takes you to.

Gilamonster Nov 6, 2014 12:29 AM

Drove through Oakland last night and could see that demolition is well under way.

photoLith Nov 6, 2014 5:19 PM

I hate to see that art deco school get torn down but that part of Forbes Avenue really needs some life injected into it, hopefully this development helps liven up the area.

Evergrey Nov 25, 2014 5:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 6797482)
I hate to see that art deco school get torn down but that part of Forbes Avenue really needs some life injected into it, hopefully this development helps liven up the area.

It was a solid building... though I hated the grassy setback.

Gilamonster Mar 29, 2015 1:26 AM

No pics but solid progress is being made. Workers and equipment were active today(Saturday) and the crane base is already installed.

Austinlee Mar 29, 2015 5:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gilamonster (Post 6969207)
No pics but solid progress is being made. Workers and equipment were active today(Saturday) and the crane base is already installed.

Yeah, it's a huge site too. This is the most impressive apartment building UC in the city.

Does anyone have any info on apartment pricing? I am very curious to know how much they will be charging. The initial news articles did not say.

BeRizzle17 Mar 31, 2015 6:36 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Austinlee (Post 6969639)
Yeah, it's a huge site too. This is the most impressive apartment building UC in the city.

Does anyone have any info on apartment pricing? I am very curious to know how much they will be charging. The initial news articles did not say.

I think they are gonna gear this towards being managed student housing so I'm guessing they might do a per-bed pricing at around $1,000 a bed for the larger floor plans and higher for the smaller floor plans. Maybe $$1,500 range for a 1x1? Just a guess

Private Dick Mar 31, 2015 7:38 PM

Shouldn't this thread be moved to construction?

Evergrey Jul 20, 2015 2:50 PM

The new renderings look awesome:


Austinlee Jul 21, 2015 6:17 AM

You want a dense city? Here it is.

qwho Aug 6, 2015 11:40 AM

Friend of mine works are Carlow and sent me these shots.

http://i.imgur.com/giDYgwH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4keMMmW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/BBK9rlj.jpg

qwho Aug 19, 2015 3:34 PM

Some Steel up for the next floor:
http://i.imgur.com/fhNNSmM.png

qwho Sep 3, 2015 12:57 PM

Few pics from today, 9/3

View from Forbes Ave with crane looming overhead
http://i.imgur.com/azdecx6.png

Closer on Forbes
http://i.imgur.com/arx6uva.png

View from Carlow behind the building
http://i.imgur.com/OUOwUfR.png

qwho Oct 15, 2015 12:32 PM

Both pics from 5th Ave side.

http://i.imgur.com/FSa0HBn.jpg



http://i.imgur.com/IY7jJTv.jpg

images from a friend's phone.


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