Our Team

After the closure of the Saks Fifth Avenue department store in March 2012, Smithfield Street in Downtown Pittsburgh was occupied by another empty, dark space. In 2015, Millcraft Investments and McKnight Realty Partners joined forces to reconstruct the site, with an initial plan for new parking, retail, and residences.

McKnight was in the midst of redeveloping the historical Oliver Building on Smithfield Street, renovating unoccupied office space and signing the Embassy Suites. Millcraft was continuing work nearby on Forbes Avenue at Tower Two-Sixty, a brand new mixed-use tower with office space, restaurants, a hotel, and parking. These two developers, possessing a steadfast commitment to Downtown Pittsburgh, believed a residential component was the last piece of real estate needed to revitalize this part of the city.

Plans for 350 Oliver shifted over the next two years, adding a hotel and alternating between condominiums for purchase to apartments for rent — but the idea to add new, ownable residences to Downtown for the first time in a decade became the final frontrunner.

The first phase of the 350 Oliver project includes a 580-space public parking garage, and 30,000 square feet of retail space, substantially completed in fall 2017. The second phase is Lumière, the residential condominiums. Expected to deliver in 2019, these condominiums are already in high demand from those who have been anxiously waiting for new Downtown homes to hit the market.

Lumière residents can look forward to a revitalized part of the Downtown neighborhood. With the refreshed Oliver Building next door, new shops and apartments across the street at Kaufmann’s Grand, and the beautifully restored Mellon Park, Smithfield Street has a bright future thanks to the efforts of the city, public, and partners.

Millcraft is a Western Pennsylvania real estate developer
and management company with a sixty-year history of successfully creating and maintaining prominent large-scale office, retail and mixed-use developments. Millcraft’s hotel division also successfully owns and operates several local hotel and restaurants.

Visit millcraftideas.com for current developments and news.

McKnight Realty Partners is a full-service , fully-integrated real estate company that has developed, owns, operates, and provides services for a portfolio in excess of 7 million square feet of office, industrial, retail, hotel, parking facility, film production soundstages, and mixed use property.

Visit mcknightrealtypartners.com for projects and updates.

Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty serves the residential real estate market in the Greater Pittsburgh area, offering high-level professional services and world class international marketing programs. Experienced, licensed real estate agents can assist with buying or selling suburban homes, urban condos, and historic estates.

Contact Sales Director Billy Lane with questions about Lumière:
billylane@sothebysrealty.com | 415.990.1053

Visit piattsothebysrealty.com to see additional listings and services.

Indovina Associates Architects is a multi-disciplined Design Firm of design professionals and supporting staff. The firm was established in 1978 and provides a full range of services including architecture, interior design, programming, space planning, landscape architecture, site planning, development and construction management, and LEED consulting and coordination.

Visit indovina.net for a portfolio.

Mosites Construction Company is a 55-year-old family owned business in its third generation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Mosites is accustomed to performing grading, excavation, demolition, all categories of concrete and carpentry work in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Mosites is a construction contractor which specializes in complex, schedule-intense construction projects. The firm has experience with a wide variety of construction management building projects.

Visit mosites.com for past projects and services.

Carl Walker Construction, Inc. specializes in parking garage construction, design and restoration. Since 1996, the company has completed construction on more than 600 parking garage structures, encompassing 8.6 million square feet of parking space. They are considered the experts in their industry, and are committed to determining the right solution for your parking construction needs.

Visit carlwalkerconstruction.com for details on services.

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