Ground Broken for Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus

195-acre Parcel to Eventually Connect to Terminal

Joe DeStio
December 06, 2018 - 3:46 pm
 Plans announced today for future development at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Joe DeStio

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) Plans announced today for future development at Pittsburgh International Airport. Airport CEO Christina Cassotis, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Speaker of the state House Mike Turzai, and state Community and Economic Development Director Dennis Davin were among those breaking ground on what’s called the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus.

“We see this as a whole campus made up of R&D, office buildings, etcetera that really allow for development and jobs to come into the region”, said Cassotis.

The campus is a 195-acre parcel that can also include advanced manufacturing as well as a town center with restaurants, retail, and a long-range plan connecting to the airport terminal.

The campus will be built in three phases with up to 16 pad-ready sites available by 2023. The next task is to identify anchor tenants. The property was among those considered by Amazon for its HQ2.

Full development is expected to take 10 years or more. The first buildings are expected in two to three years.