Dinwiddie Street Housing I-IV

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Type: Affordable | Multi-family | LIHTC
Construction Cost: $22.4 Million
Number of Units: 95
Completed: December 2016
Client: TREK Development Group
Architect: Rothschild Doyno Collaborative

Phase I – 23 units, $5.8M
Phase I of this urban infill project encompasses 23 rental units, consisting of a 6-unit apartment building with two-bedroom units and 17 townhouse units, each featuring three bedrooms. Two units are fully accessible, and one is tailored for individuals with hearing and visual impairments. The site preparation included demolition of existing structures. Exterior finishes incorporate a blend of residential elements, including metal siding, Aztec trim, and brick features. The project adheres to energy star standards and employs a geothermal HVAC system with deep wells and individual heat pumps for each living unit.

Phase II – 23 units, $5M
Phase II involves the new construction of various housing units, including three-story row homes with reused stone facades, duplexes, a seven-unit building with townhomes, flats, and a community room with a fenced courtyard, as well as one-story flats with second-level walk-up units. All structures are wood-framed, and most units offer off-street parking. Additionally, there are 4 accessible units and 13 visitable units, along with new concrete sidewalks and Geothermal HVAC systems for all units.

Phase III – 26 units, $6.3M
Phase III of Dinwiddie Street Housing comprises the historic renovation of the vacant Miller School into eight loft apartments and the addition of 18 new townhome units along Heldman Street in the Hill District Neighborhood. In total, the first two phases brought 46 new rental townhomes and apartment units. These units adhere to Energy Star standards, featuring independent heat pumps and solar panels that yield an estimated annual utility bill savings of $900 for tenants.

Phase IV – 23 units, $5.3M
The fourth phase of the Dinwiddie Street/Reed Roberts corridor redevelopment in the Hill District introduces 23 new residences, including 14 one-bedroom units (3 of which are handicapped accessible) and 9 two-bedroom units (1 of which is handicapped accessible). Each unit is equipped with full kitchens, private laundry facilities, energy-efficient HVAC, and appliances. The development also features a community room with a computer center and space for supportive service programming. The exterior design and materials complement the context of previous phases, seamlessly blending with the community.