Move Into the Zone—Businesses
Among Pittsburgh neighborhoods, Lawrenceville and The Strip District
are gaining popularity as ideal locations for businessesparticularly
those in the home and office design category. Diversity of building
size and type, affordability, accessible locations, proximity to
the new Convention Center, and thriving business corridors in the
center of growing residential communities make the 16:62 Design
Zone an excellent opportunity for launching your design-related
business. The Lawrenceville Corporation can help you get started
with several of our business development programs.
Through our 16:62 Design Zone initiative, the Lawrenceville Corporation
offers promotional assistance to businesses in the home and workplace
design category. For a minimal participation fee, we can provide
exposure about your business through our Design Zone guidebook,
our website, and our E-Newsletter. Participating in the 16:62 Design
Zone program also offers the opportunity for casual networking and
event planning with other Design Zone business owners.
To learn if your business qualifies for membership in the 16:62 Design Zone, read our Membership Criteria.
The Lawrenceville Corporation can assist businesses of all sizes in the search for a space that suits their needs, use, and budget. We can connect you with property owners and developers who are dedicated to the revitalization of our business districts. For information, send details about your business to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include your business type, intended use of building (retail, light production work, manufacturing/production), building requirements (square feet, parking needs), lease or purchase preference, and contact information so we can respond to your request as quickly as possible.
Local Financing Sources
If you are interested in purchasing residential or commercial
property in the 16:62 Design Zone, local lending institutions can
help. Contact the following organizations to learn about their
current lending programs.
Allegheny Valley Bank
We are proud of our history, our people, and the communities
we serve. A special thanks to all of you who have contributed to
our success: our shareholders, our employees, and you, our valued
customers. Learn more at: http://www.avbpgh.com.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
The URA operates housing programs and economic development programs, and an array of other activities including business assistance and financing, home ownership, and improvement financing. Visit them online at http://www.ura.org/index.html or call 412-255-6600.
In addition to finance programs, the URA also offers Streetface loans for façade improvements. Learn more.