State Officials Attend Groundbreaking Ceremony for South Side Development

The Highline to bring office and retail space to East Carson St.

Shelby Cassesse
April 19, 2018 - 4:57 pm
Groundbreaking ceremony for The Highline in the South Side

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Governor Tom Wolf today joined Representative Jake Wheatley, Senator Jay Costa, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald in the groundbreaking ceremony of "The Highline" in the South Side.

Located in the 300 block of East Carson Street, The Highline will transform the former Terminal Building into a large office and retail space. Set to open this fall, the complex will feature large internal parking, bike storage, a public fitness center, several shops and over an acre of green public space.

Izzy Rudolph of McKnight Realty Partners, the team spearheading the project, said the open space will be for events like concerts and farmer's markets.

"Starting at Carson St. to the riverfront will be all green space and amenity space for, not only just the tenants in the building, but also for the community," he said.

The Terminal, completed in 1906, was once considered the largest, most effective cargo warehouse between New York City and Chicago. The renovations will maintain the history of the building by including exposed brick and beams.

Governor Wolf said the renovations are in line with the rest of the progress in Pittsburgh.

"Up until a few years ago, this was a place that was a little rough, and it's really coming back," he said. "It's emblematic of what's happening all throughout Pittsburgh." 

The Highline will contain over 500,000 square feet of creative office space and over 100,000 feet of retail space. The estimated cost is $100 million.