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Dinwiddie Street Housing
The Dinwiddie Street Housing project is comprised of a six-unit apartment buidling, each with two bedrooms, and 17 townhouse units each with three bedrooms. Two units are fully accessible, and one is designed for the hearing and visually impaired. Of the townhouses, 14 are new construction and three are remodeled. The exterior finishes will be a mix of residential elements that include metal siding, Aztec trim and brick features. The project will be constructed to Energy Star standards. Additionally, the HVAC system is a geothermal system of deep wells with independent heat pumps at each of the individual units.
The site required demolition of existing structures as part of the site preparation and throught the project duration, requires Mistick's expertise in urban-setting work. Mistick continues to work closely with community members to limit disruption of the neighborhood and has coordinated with local community groups to hire local personnel to supplement the labor force.
Dinwiddie Street Housing was the lead revitalization project addressing the demand for quality, affordable family housing in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Mistick completed this work in two phases for TREK Development.
In total, Mistick created 46 new and/or renovated housing units that included new townhomes, renovated townhomes, and multi-family apartment buildings. This development transformed a city block from a strip of abandoned buildings and vacant lots to a vibrant cluster of residences. As an urban infill project, the final design and construction maintains the architectural heritage of the neighborhood.
All units include modern kitchens with appliances, private laundry rooms and individually controlled climate systems. All units also include a geothermal HVAC system.
Continuing the first two phases of Dinwiddie Street Housing, Phase III includes historic renovations of the vacant Miller School into eight loft apartments and 18 new townhome units along Heldman Street in the Hill District Neighborhood. The first two phases include 46 new rental townhomes and apartment units. Dinwiddie Street Housing units are built to meet Energy Star standards, incorporating high efficiency and alternative energy strategies which result in substantial savings to tenants. Systems include independent heat pumps, and solar panels, which provide an estimated savings of $900 per year on utility bills.