Autonomous vehicle company Aptiv moving to Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood Green

A self-driving car company is the first private business to announce it will move into Hazelwood Green, a development taking shape at the site of a former LTV Steel mill along the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh.

Aptiv announced Wednesday that it is moving its research and development operation from O’Hara to the Hazelwood development…

Donald Smith, president of the Regional Industrial Development Corp., which is developing Mill 19, described the move as a major moment in the evolution of the 178-acre brownfield. Formerly known as Almono, the site is owned by Almono LP, consisting of the Richard King Mellon and Benedum foundations and the Heinz Endowments.

“This is the first private sector industrial tenant on this site since LTV,” Smith said. “This is a watershed moment for the site and the region as we turn the page on a new chapter in Pittsburgh’s history.”