KBK was selected as developer of Addison Terrace, a former public housing community, situated in the center of Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Addison lies on approximately 50 acres and is comprised of 734 barrack style row houses. With most of the units dating back to the 1940’s the plan is to replace the units with a 400 unit town home, mixed income development. This would include market rate and subsidized housing. The new housing would be constructed over the next six to eight years in phases.
The award for Addison Terrace is the largest award to a minority enterprise in the history of Pittsburgh, at approximately $160 million, surpassing KBK Enterprises previous largest project award, Garfield Commons at $100 million. Below are highlights of The Foundation’s work at Addison Terrace.
- The Foundation will be documenting and preserving the rich history of the Hill District through the Addison Terrace History Project. This project will bring an element that isn’t typically associated with public housing, art. The goal of this project is to utilize the redevelopment of Addison Terrace as a launch for the documentation, its part in The Hill’s rich history and present it back to the community in an innovative and comprehensive manner. This effort is not only for current residents of Addison Terrace, but for future residents, scholars, and neighbors.
- Implemented a Sub General Contractor’s Program. This joint effort between Alliance Construction Group and The KBK Foundation offers business opportunities to local minority-owned general contracting companies with work on an Alliance Construction managed project. The Foundation established this program through discussions with Hill District leadership in Pittsburgh, PA. It is intended to provide access and participation while expanding their capacity and experience for future opportunities in Pittsburgh.
- Largest award to a minority general contractor (Alliance Construction) over $50 million.
- State-of-the-art community building with wi-fi access, and community park.
- Between Phases 1 and 2, there was a total 53% MWBE participation in residential construction and the largest Section 3 hiring in Pittsburgh’s history at 69 employees.
- Contributed 25 back packs of school supplies to local youth at Addison Terrace. Dolores Bailey, President of the Tenant Council for Addison Terrace, distributed the backpacks during Addison’s Community Day. The KBK Foundation contributed these book bags to start its community supportive services at Addison.