OEP has played an active role in founding The Pittsburgh Innovation District, which is centered on the Oakland neighborhood and bridges innovation assets in the Strip District, Lawrenceville, East Liberty + Bakery Square, Hazelwood Green, the South Side, Uptown, Downtown, the North Side and beyond. At least $3.8 billion in real estate projects are underway in and around Oakland, including 1.6 million s.f. of office space, 200,000 s.f. of wet lab facilities, 714,000 s.f. of R+D space and 500 new hotel rooms InnovatePGH, a public-private partnership that emerged from the Brookings report, is working to advance the Innovation District project.