RHYTHM SQUARE is a mixed-use development in the heart of the Hill’s Cultural District. The project will include approximately 6,800 square feet of commercial space including gallery space, micro-restaurants and 6,000 square feet of live-work space and affordable housing units. Site features include an outdoor courtyard and off street vehicle and bicycle parking available to residents and commercial tenants.
The existing Lumber Supply Warehouse, on the southeast-side of the site along Centre Avenue, will be an adaptive reuse project featuring 3-4 micro-restaurants, a bar, and shared event space, indoor and outdoor seating. The existing Home Improvement Warehouse located on the Southwest portion of the side will be renovated into a commercial space that will be home office of Design + Development firm, Studio Volcy. The office will feature work stations and collaboration spaces for staff members and a gallery space that will be open for evening and weekend events. The lower level of Hallet Street will feature live+work studios that would be targeted toward small creative business owners such as craft-based business, visual artists, or photographers. Studio Volcy is also the lead designer for the project.
The revitalization of Cultural and Commercial Corridor on Centre Avenue in the Hill District has been in the works for decades. In 2019, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh released an RFQ that invited local developers to propose new infill development projects on 140 parcels of available vacant and dilapidated property.
Studio Volcy proposed a 3-Phase Mixed-Use Development, RHYTHM Square which is comprised of 12 parcels and 2 existing buildings.