“Sustainability is one of Millcraft Investment’s guiding principles. As a real estate developer, we find it imperative to reduce our footprint in terms of efficiency, cost, time and energy. This not only makes sense as a business, but as a community partner. Millcraft Investments takes pride in developing in our buildings with consideration for the future.”
TOWER TWO-SIXTY AT THE GARDENS
Designed to meet Silver LEED certifications, Tower Two-Sixty offers innovative and green technologies. Environmentally conscious design aspects include reducing storm runoff, water use reduction, and improved energy performance. Floor to ceiling windows allow more natural light to seep through the building, reducing the need for as much interior lighting. The office tower is now substantially complete, with tenants beginning construction now.
MARKET SQUARE PLACE
A renovation of the former G.C. Murphy department store building, Market Square Place now hosts retail, restaurants and 46 loft-style apartments. Opening in 2010, Millcraft Investments worked to combine seven historic buildings. Market Square Place has received recognition and awards for its efforts in urban improvement and sustainability, including the Catalytic Placemaking award by Urban Land Institute and a Charter Award of Merit for Best Block by Congress for New Urbanism.
Market Square Place is a LEED-certified Gold building. Michael Stern of Strada, the architectural firm, said of the project in 2014: “What’s exciting about this project is that it’s a confluence of good urbanism, adaptive reuse and green design.”
RIVER VUE APARTMENTS
Once the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania building, Millcraft Investments repurposed the 1957 building beginning in 2009. Instead of starting from scratch, we worked to renovate the spaces into 218 upscale apartments. Opening in 2012, River Vue now boasts nearly full occupancy. River Vue is currently in the process for receiving LEED certification.
Piatt Place is a renovation of the former Lazarus department store. Assisting the rehabilitation of the once downtrodden Fifth and Forbes corridor, Piatt Place offers restaurants, retail, offices and condominiums, completely transforming the vacated department store space. Three floors were added to increase vertical space. Piatt Place is 100% occupied as of 2016, with all office, residential, and retail space occupied.
Located in Washington PA, this building offers Downtown Washington premiere office and retail space. Another redevelopment project, Crossroads utilizes 14 blocks. Like Downtown Pittsburgh, the downtown corridor of Washington was in need of new, quality work space. Crossroads Center, located at 95 West Beau Street, is designed with big windows wrapping around the building, allowing office spaces to enjoy natural light. The building is LEED Certified Silver.