Oxford Development moving to the Strip to be part of their own creation
Bill O’Toole April 1, 2019
Over the last decade, Oxford Development has played a leading role in the redevelopment of the Strip District, luring a variety of new residences, offices and amenities to the historic Pittsburgh neighborhood. Now, they’ve even convinced themselves.
The company is moving its headquarters from Downtown Pittsburgh to offices in their own 3 Crossings Development in the Strip.
The new headquarters will take up 22,000 square feet in the Riverfront West building at 2501 Smallman Street.
Speaking to NEXTpittsburgh, Oxford’s Director of Marketing Megan Stearman says the decision was motivated by the many features that have made 3 Crossings attractive to their tenants, such as the great food in the Strip, the growing roster of cutting-edge companies and the proximity to both the river and the public plazas the firm has helped design.
“We really wanted to be a part of what we are creating in the Strip District,” says Stearman. “We wanted to create a showpiece for potential clients and get them excited about being there.”
Since breaking ground in 2014, the 3 Crossings complex now includes 300 apartment units and four office buildings with tenants such as Apple and Argo AI, which will soon share a building with Oxford.
In addition to making their move, Stearman says the company is in the planning stages of an expansion of 3 Crossings that will take place over the next five years and will bring several more office buildings and hundreds of new apartments to the area near the river.
“Hopefully we’ll have something to say about the second phase really soon,” she says.
Oxford’s offices have been based Downtown in One Oxford Centre — an iconic piece of the Pittsburgh skyline they designed and built — since 1983. The company sold the building to the San Francisco-based real estate firm Shorenstein Properties in 2016.