The Plan: SP-10 District Preliminary Land Development Plan & Zoning.
To realize the Almono LP vision and achieve the development expectations, the site’s Preliminary Land Development Plan (the Plan) will provide a core framework with flexible programming and development approaches to make the site adaptive to fast shifting externalities. The PLDP has been designed (and registered with USGBC) to meet LEED for Neighborhood Development Plan standards, with an expectation to reach Gold certification in 2018.
As of June 2018, Almono LLC has submitted to the City a new PLDP to replace the plan of record, along with an accompanying Zoning Text amendment and an updated Traffic Impact Study (TIS). It is expected that this approval process will take 3 to 5 months.
On July 24th, the PLDP and Zoning Text amendments will be presented to Planning Commission in a Briefing that is open to the public. The Hearing & Action is expected for September this second meeting with the Planning Commission will be open to the public and public comment.
Building from the 2013 Plan and the 2015 Implementation Plan by Perkins + Will (P+W), the new PLDP for the site takes a performance-based approach that accommodates a range of densities and intensity of uses, from approximately 6.0 to 10.7 million sf depending on the program mix. A LEED-ND Plan is the Hazelwood Green site's baseline for meeting sustainability standards, other aspects that go beyond LEED include the integration of elements of the Living Community Challenge and WELL Community Standard, along with utilization of Pittsburgh’s own p4 Performance Measures to evaluate development proposals.
Another core element of the Plan is the public realm that threads throughout the site. Approximately 17% of the total acres are reserved for public space, how the public engages and interacts with this space will be important for the success of the project. In such, the mobility to and around the site is focusing on prioritizing pedestrian and bicycle access and safety with consideration of Vision Zero elements.