Originally built in 1943 to house munition production during World War II, Mill 19 is owned and under development by the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC).
The structure is being completed in three phases and the first tenants — Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM), Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative, and Catalyst Connections — have moved into the first building (Phase A). The second building (Phase B) is also complete, and autonomous technology company Aptiv moved in in 2020.
The building houses several meeting spaces and conference rooms of various sizes, as well as the breathtaking outdoor venue: The South Porch. This space is located on Mill 19’s South edge and offers built-in bleacher seating, picnic tables, event spaces, and unobstructed views of The Plaza.