Efforts to save and redevelop the Strip District’s iconic Produce Terminal stretch back decades.
The long, low building stretching along Smallman Street was the heart of the wholesale business at the center of the thriving Pittsburgh neighborhood in the 1920s when it was built.
The city bought the building in the 1980s in an attempt to save it. Later, real estate deals put the building’s future — or at least parts of it — in jeopardy.
But when the Chicago-based development firm McCaffery Interests breaks ground on its plans for the historic building Tuesday, the Produce Terminal could again be at the center of a thriving Strip District.