Developer Request for Qualifications for the Mill District

Developer Request for Qualifications

Thank you to all that participated in the Developer RFQ process. We’re looking forward to the next stage. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Forge New Ideas for Sustainable Development at Hazelwood Green: A mixed-use development opportunity in Pittsburgh, PA.

Almono LLC is seeking qualified and innovative responses to a Request for Qualifications (the “RFQ”) for a developer of the Mill District at Hazelwood Green in Pittsburgh, PA.  


9/27: RFQ Release

10/8 - 10/11: Find us (Rebecca Flora and Katrina Flora) at the ULI Fall Meeting in Boston.

10/22: Site Tour Request Deadline

10/25 (Noon to 4pm): Site Tour #1

10/26 (9am to 1pm): Site Tour #2

11/2: Notice of Intent to Submit Due

11/5 (2pm to 4pm EST): Project Overview Webinar [presentation]

11/5: Summary of responses to all Questions, and Webinar Presentation posted here.

11/14: Last Day to Submit Questions [extended!]

11/15: Last day any amendments to the Summary Q&A will be made.

11/19 5pm EST: Submission Due

With 178 acres of prime riverfront property, Hazelwood Green (HG) in Pittsburgh, PA offers a rare opportunity for development in the midst of a thriving city and world renowned university district. This former steel mill site is envisioned to become a world-class model for sustainable development that transforms markets, regenerates the land, and revitalizes the surrounding neighborhoods. The development area for this RFQ is the Mill District portion of the HG site that includes approximately 27 acres of developable area. The entire Mill District has a median target of 2.8 million square feet of mixed-use development that includes 1,050 dwelling units. The Mill District is considered the phase 1 development area of the HG site.

The Hazelwood Green development site is unique in that its ownership, Almono LP, is a partnership of three Pittsburgh-based foundations – Richard King Mellon Foundation, Heinz Endowments, and the Benedum Foundation. These foundations joined forces in 2002 to purchase and land bank Pittsburgh’s last remaining tract of significant riverfront property until the time was right to fully leverage this well-situated asset to achieve greater regional benefits.

Please assess the opportunity presented in the RFQ, and if it aligns with your developer interests and experience, consider joining with us in this transformational project by responding to this RFQ by 5pm EST on November 19, 2018.




Notifications & Inquiries

NOTIFICATIONS: Any future amendments or notifications will be posted to this webpage. The RFQ is being distributed directly to developers that have expressed interest, marketed through Hazelwood Green’s network of organizational partners, and advertised nationally. Notifications and Q&A to-date is below.

  • Summary Q&A can be found here (and above).

  • Part 7: Legal and Credit portion of your submission should be provided as a separate document(s) and it will not be included in the maximum 40-page submission requirement. Please send as an attachment or provide us with a link to your preferred file share system as part of your submittal. 

  • No additional information or questions will be addressed after November 14, 2018.  If you plan to submit early you can be assured that there will be no further updates or changes made after November 14.  

  • Interviews of short-listed developers will be conducted with the Almono partners during the afternoons of January 8, 9, and 10, 2019, in Pittsburgh. Please hold these dates and we will notify and schedule short-listed companies by December 20, 2018.

INQUIRIES: Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from Almono LLC no later than November 14, 2018 (extended from October 30). Questions regarding this RFQ should be directed to Answers to all questions will be posted on November 5, 2018, following the optional webinar. Last day any amendments to the Summary Q&A will be made (and posted) is November 15, 2018.

NOTE: Respondents are asked to not contact the Almono members directly.


The approved Hazelwood Green Preliminary Land Development Plan (PLDP) and the proposed SP-10 Zoning Text, which will be presented to City Council in Fall 2018 can be found at the link below.


Past news, articles, and stories about Hazelwood Green over the years can be found in the News Archive, at the link below.