The history of 4001 Willow Street, Alex Simakas’s Lawrenceville property, impressed him so much that he decided to preserve some of its industrial attributes when building the Foundry at 41st and the coming Tech Mill 41 office space next door.
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This video captures the groundbreaking ceremony at The Foundry at 41st Apartments with Mayor Bill Peduto sharing a few words about the project.
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A $35 million housing development in Lawrenceville will have a football field-length public plaza under the steel frame of a former industrial building.
The hipster population is spreading nationally and internationally. Skinny jeans-wearing, beard-toting 20- and 30-somethings are flocking to areas in which they feel right at home.
These are areas chock-full of trendy food trucks, as in Austin’s East Austin neighborhood; theater festivals, as in the Shimokitazawa neighborhood of Tokyo; and thrift stores, as in Stockholm’s Södermalm.
After scouring the globe, we found the most hipster neighborhoods in cities around the world.
Alex Simakas owns a large piece of property in a dense city neighborhood that is seeing some of Pittsburgh’s fastest rising housing values.
It’s a combination of factors leading Simakas and his partners, working as Fort Willow Developers, to begin planning to redevelop what is now an old 120,000-square-foot industrial building outfitted with 10 cranes and some accompanying open land into a new master planned project in the heart of Lawrenceville.