Adaptive reuse is a term synonymous with the renovation, redevelopment, or conversion of an existing site. Pittsburgh is seeing a number of these projects recently, including the adaptive reuse of a 20+ acre site in North Point Breeze. In this case, it’s a renovation and addition. The existing site contains multiple buildings. A few have been demolished to make way for parking and outdoor seating, and the others are being renovated. When complete, the site will be home to M*Modal, a division of 3M, with remaining space available for lease.

Designed by Indovina Associates Architects, the main building includes a 2-floor addition with a sawtooth-pattern roof. As of August 10, 2020, the insulating panels and weatherproofing were being installed, and exterior sheathing is nearing completion. Additional exterior work currently underway includes the new loading dock. It has been dug out and formed and will be poured soon.

On the inside, an elevator shaft is nearing completion in the coming weeks. Windows are going in, and underground plumbing has started.

Looking to the other side of Thomas Blvd, several buildings have been demolished to make way for pathways, outdoor seating, parking, and new storm/sewer systems. The debris is being cleaned up and hauled away. After the renovation, it will offer approximately 20,000 SF of office space.

Franjo Construction is excited to be moving things along with at this site, scheduled for completion in December 2020.

Stay tuned for future updates!

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