Aurora Innovation inks deal for Strip District space
Autonomous vehicle company Aurora Innovation has signed a deal to take all 100,000 square feet of office space in the 1600 Smallman redevelopment in the Strip District. The firm, now based in Lawrenceville, closed on the deal in the first quarter of the year, according to the CBRE real estate firm. Chicago-based McCaffery Interests is converting the former warehouse into office and retail space. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported in November that Aurora was interested in the building. Dan McCaffery, CEO of McCaffery Interests, declined comment. McCaffery also is redeveloping the iconic produce terminal across the street. Work on both projects has been shut down because of the COVID-19 crisis.