Sustainability is at the Forefront of a New Uptown Apartment Complex

The 51-unit building is one of the first built under EcoInnovation District guidelines.

Exterior 1709 Fifth

Sustainability is at the forefront of a new 51-unit apartment building that just opened in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood.

Managed by local real estate development company McAllister Equities, 1709 FIFTH was built under Uptown’s EcoInnovation District guidelines, which aims to reduce energy usage and climate pollution through renewable and alternative energy sources.

At 55,000-square-feet, 1709 FIFTH is the first building of its size to be built under these guidelines. 

Green Roof 1709 Fifth

Some of the eco-friendly finishes include a green/living roof and efficient heating/cool systems, which can lead to lower electricity bills; There’s also bike storage and the building’s convenient location along Pittsburgh’s bus rapid transit system, which can take tenants to Downtown and Oakland in less than five minutes. 

1709 FIFTH also boasts a small cafe and a small-scale market by Pittsburgh-based roastery Redhawk Americano. 

“We love the character of the neighborhood, and we are excited to be growing within the Uptown community,” says Michael McAllister, McAllister Equities partner and Uptown resident himself. “As we welcome our new residents at 1709 FIFTH, we look forward to sharing all that Uptown has to offer, along with a Redhawk Americano.”

Kitchen 1709 Fifth

1709 Fifth is Redhawk’s third location. Mary Gonzales, owner of Redhawk says, “We have been looking for an Uptown location for years, so when Michael reached out about working together, we were ecstatic. We are excited to be part of the Uptown community and can’t wait to meet all our new neighbors.”

Units in the building have 8-tall-foot windows, in-unit washers and dryers, Whirlpool stainless-steel appliances and custom lighting. The kitchens have sleek quartz countertops with dual color cabinets; select units also have a kitchen island and terraces that overlook the city. 

Living 1709 Fifth

The condos, which include loft, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, also have smart tech features, including Amazon-enabled latch entry locks and Amazon-enabled thermostats and entry systems. 

Other amenities in the pet-friendly building are a fully equipped gym, a lobby lounge with individual workstations, WiFi and package storage, including refrigeration for grocery deliveries.

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