Renovated mixed-use development features more desirable rentals

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July 10, 2018 |

It’s no mystery why luxury apartment homes are more rentable than old, timeworn, un-amenitied units. Renters today want all the perks inside their apartment and amenities are nearby, like resort style saltwater pools and community spaces such as lounging areas with fireplaces and outdoor terraces, courtyards, grilling areas, dog runs and washing stations.

 

The home buying market remains well below pre-2008 levels and it is predicted that we will never see those levels of home ownership again. Rental properties will become more commonplace and owners and developers need to be clear about the wants of their client so they can achieve the best possible rental capacity.

 

Eastside Bond is a revitalized mixed-use transit oriented development located at the renovated East Liberty transit stop in Pittsburgh. The third phase of development includes 50,000sf of retail space, 350 apartments, and 12,000sf of amenity space. It features a public boulevard through the site, rooftop gardens, and apartments with energy-efficient appliances.

 

 

Directly adjacent to two heavy freight lines, and Pittsburgh’s rapid transit busway, three bridge-linked podium buildings reconnect the street grid and sight lines, enabling many tenants to live car-free. Careful planning and design across several disciplines ensured a seamless approach to pedestrian connectivity with the unique product line-up of Unilock Il Campo® and Umbriano® at entrances, walkways, and roadways, maximizing retail value and frontage through a series of interconnected landscape spaces.

 

Unilock offers a wide range of paving options for a variety of landscaping solutions. Produced by a specialized manufacturing process, the Il Campo paving stone features brushed irregular lines etched across each paver. Available in a variety of dimensionally compatible units, this paving stone system gives you the ability to create an almost unlimited variety of geometric and random pattern designs. Unilock’s Umbriano is the ideal product for virtually any landscaping project. With its non-slip surface and stain resistant properties, it is ideal for walkways, patios or pool decks. Umbriano may be used in driveways or in high traffic areas if the correct sizes and laying patterns are installed.

 

The way we choose to live has changed. The way we plan and develop neighborhoods and communities has also changed and will continue to change as urban centers become more populated and municipalities seek to manage urban sprawl.

 

For more information, visit unilock.com

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