WILMINGTON DE — The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) and an affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins have jointly announced plans to develop a skyline-shaping 400-ft.-tall office tower on the former site of the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. The project has secured one of the region’s leading financial institutions F.N.B. Corporation (FNB) as a critical anchor tenant for and partner in the development.
On December 12, 2019, BPG submitted a Letter of Intent to the SEA and URA to transform 1.25 acres of surface parking lots for downtown employees and patrons of PPG Paints Arena, at the intersection of Washington Pl. and Bedford Ave., into a signature tower. The project vision calls for a 500,000 s/f sustainable building with a mix of amenities, restaurants, public parking and modern offices. FNB will lease over 160,000 s/f of commercial space in the tower across eight floors, with additional options to expand to accommodate future growth. The project includes a destination outdoor gathering space that will provide access to a linear parkland that will be one of the main features of the 28-acre, mixed-use district.