Hey, Apple. I herd you like office space. And Pittsburgh.
And that you Think Different.
Pittsburgh may be getting a bigger bite of Apple. The technology giant, the maker of iPhones, iPads, iPods and Mac computers, is looking to expand its presence in the city and has been searching for 15,000 to 20,000 square feet of office space. (P-G, Belko and Todd)
But y’know… you like to look at “other alternatives.”
Well? What about the #next Hill District?
Peduto, other government officials and the Penguins announced an agreement with Hill District community groups designed to kick-start a $500 million development of the 28-acre former Civic Arena site. (Trib, Bob Bauder)
And by the way, it’s in a corridor where transit and commuting are online to transform. I realize those G-Jags are out in Bakery Square, but the Hill District is right between the Golden Triangle and Oakland. Or right next door, there is Uptown.
The point is, these are all likely to be clichéd suggestions in three to four years. The sheer mass of multi-neighborhood opportunity is breaking the political stalemate over affordable housing in the disputed zone. Now other resources and assurances are rushing in to fill the gap.
Apple Inc. — or a thousand others — could settle into this undammed tidal wave of economic growth on the ground floor. It couldn’t hurt to take a look at the community vision, if you want an inside track.