Construction of Lawrenceville’s newest housing development, Hatfield + Home
, is now underway. A mix of detached homes and duplexes, the project will bring a total of 14 new units to Hatfield Street, approximately one block from the Allegheny River.
The development is located within the planned Allegheny Riverfront Green Boulevard corridor. Lauren Byrne, of Lawrenceville United, says this project builds momentum for that long-term plan, allowing residents and business owners to see goals fulfilled in the short-term.
“Right now there's a lot of planning to reconnect our community and all of the great things happening there with the riverfront, and to reestablish that connection,” Byrne says. “This specific housing project is one of the first things we actually see happening that's able to do that.”
The development will include a mix of six different plans, with two and three-bedroom units offered from the mid-$200,000 to high-$300,000 range.
Exteriors will feature brick with metal sheathing, HardiePlank lap siding, and glass. Developer Bob Mistik says the idea is to tie the design to the history and character of Lawrenceville but also to make a statement about the neighborhood’s future. Architects Perfido, Weiskopf, Wagstaff + Goettel designed the project.
The development site was assembled by the URA with support from Mayor Ravenstahl’s office. The URA also provided a $200,000 grant from its Pittsburgh Housing Construction Fund.
Hatfield + Home will be built in two phases. The first phase, which is underway, will include six units scheduled for completion early in 2013.
Writer: Andrew Moore
Source: Lauren Byrne