Two apartment complexes are slated for construction in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.

The city’s Planning Commission approved two separate developments this week that will bring additional housing to the area.

“Neighborhoods like the Strip District have an incredible opportunity to add abundant housing and become more vibrant communities by adding more residents, and these two projects are great examples of projects that will do just that,” David said. Vatz, section manager at Pro-Housing. Pittsburgh.

The first development, located at 2926 Smallman St., will be seven stories and 85 feet tall.

The site is now occupied by a temporary parking lot and an empty gravel lot. It previously housed a service station.

Plans call for 84 apartments, a roof terrace and balconies. Off-street parking is included in the proposal, with wired locations for charging electric vehicles.

Pittsburgh-based Next Architecture, the developer of the project, did not return messages.

The second development will be at 26th and Railroad streets. The Planning Commission has approved plans to demolish an existing one-story building on the site and replace it with a seven-story, 75.5-foot-tall apartment building.

The new development will have 179 housing units, 18 of which are designated as affordable housing for people up to 80% of the region’s median income. Residents of affordable housing would spend no more than 30% of their income on housing.

Plans for the apartment building include 60 bicycle parking spaces and 131 vehicle parking spaces, as well as bicycles available to residents.

The ground floor is expected to include residential amenity space, a fitness center, yoga studio, coworking space, and two retail spaces.

Pittsburgh-based Indovina Associates Architects, the developer, did not return messages.

Vatz of Pro-Housing Pittsburgh said neither project will displace existing residents. He said both will increase residential density in the neighborhood and are close to public transportation, jobs, education and recreational opportunities.

Both plans had initially presented to the planning commission two weeks earlier.

Julia Felton is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Julia by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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