URA - Urban Redevelopment Authority Of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is the City of Pittsburgh's economic development agency, committed to creating jobs, expanding the City's tax base and improving the vitality of businesses and neighborhoods. The URA achieves this mission by assembling, preparing and conveying sites for major mixed-use developments; and by providing a portfolio of programs that include financing for business location, relocation and expansion, housing construction and rehabilitation, and home purchases and improvements.

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Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives LLC is a Community Development Entity (CDE) that serves the City of Pittsburgh. PUI has received $90M in New Markets Tax Credits from the CDFI Fund, and has been able to invest in multiple strategic investments throughout the City. Click here for the PUI Intake Form.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

 

April 14, 2014

Supplements to Request for Proposals: Accounting and Tax Services and Auditing Services for the East Liberty Transit Revitalization Investment District Revitalization Authority (ELTRIDRA).  Revised due dates. 

Accounting and Tax Services - Read more here >

Auditing Services  - Read more here >

April 10, 2014

Supplement to Request for Redevelopment Proposals ("RFP") Summary: Produce Terminal in the Strip District Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh.

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April 10, 2014 Regular Board Meeting

Regular Board Meeting scheduled for April 10, 2014
Meeting Notice | Agenda | Board Meetings

April 7, 2014

Request for Proposals: Accounting and Tax Services and Auditing Services for the East Liberty Transit Revitalization Investment District Revitalization Authority (ELTRIDRA)

The East Liberty Transit Revitalization Investment District Revitalization Authority (ELTRIDRA) is a new Municipal Authority formed by the City of Pittsburgh in November of 2013. ELTRIDRA is staffed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and is seeking an accounting firm to provide Accounting and Tax Services; and a separate accounting firm to provide Auditing Services for the calendar years 2014, 2015 and 2016. Firms may submit proposals for both services, but no firm will be awarded both contracts.

March 19, 2014

Request for Redevelopment Proposals ("RFP") Summary: Produce Terminal in the Strip District Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The URA is seeking proposals from individuals, businesses, Redeveloper(s) or any qualified party ("Redeveloper") for the Produce Terminal property. Read more here >

March 19, 2014

Request for Proposals: Management Services for Southside Works Garages and Pittsburgh Technology Center Garage

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking experienced garage managers to manage four (4) Southside Works garages and the garage at 401 Technology Drive at the Pittsburgh Technology Center. Read more here >

March 19, 2014

SECOND REVISION: Request for Development Proposals: Commercial Land in the Beechview Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh - 1600, 1601, 1602, 1619 Broadway Avenue

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking developers and/or development teams for one or multiple sites along the Broadway Avenue corridor in the City's Beechview neighborhood. The Broadway Avenue corridor is the neighborhood's historic business district and is zoned for mixed-use, commercial development. Read more here >

March 12, 2014

Request for Qualifications: Engineering, Environmental, Architectural and Surveying Services

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking to identify engineering, architectural and environmental consultants who are interested in providing services for future projects throughout the City of Pittsburgh. Read more here >

March 12, 2014

Request for Qualifications: Construction Management and Inspection Services

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking to identify construction management/construction inspection firms who are interested in providing services for future projects throughout the City of Pittsburgh. Read more here >

February 5, 2014

Invitation for Bids: 413 Larimer Avenue Addition, Alterations and Rehabilitation Contract - REBID

The URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY of Pittsburgh will receive bids from qualified contractors for the renovation of the existing two-story structure and site improvements located at 413 Larimer Avenue, and all work incidental thereto required to complete 413 Larimer Avenue Addition, Alterations and Rehabilitation Contract - REBID. Read more here >

December 18, 2013

URA ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR 2014 STEEL CITY CODEFEST

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced today that the second annual Steel City Codefest will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Sat., Feb. 22 and run through 2 p.m. on Sun, Feb. 23 at the American Eagle Corporate offices, located at 77 Hot Metal Street, SouthSide Works. Read more here >

December 16, 2013

REVISED Request for Qualifications: Urban Matters Pilot Program

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is requesting qualifications from community based organizations to participate in a pilot program called Urban Matters (UM). The URA is interested in expanding its community outreach to distressed neighborhoods throughout the City of Pittsburgh and partnering with neighborhood organizations to encourage greater resident engagement and participation in community planning and redevelopment activities. The URA recognizes that with more formal community education, engagement and participation, residents in the City's most distressed neighborhoods will take greater ownership in these activities. Read more here >

Solicitation for Proposals

Solicitation for Proposals

August 5, 2013

Request for Development Proposals: Vacant Commercial Land in the Hazelwood Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking developers and/or development teams for multiple sites along the Second Avenue/Irvine Street corridor in the City's Hazelwood neighborhood. The Second Avenue/Irvine Street corridor is the neighborhood's main business district and is zoned for mixed-use, commercial development. Read more here >

Title VI Documents

The URA of Pittsburgh hereby gives public notice of its policy to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read more here >

May 8, 2013

REVISED Request for Development Proposals: Thornburg Highway (Route 60) at Industrial Highway in the Fairywood Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking Request for Development Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of a former, multi-residential housing site in the Fairywood neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. The community and the URA are seeking a developer who has the ability to redevelop the site into a facility for the preferred reuse of light industrial / warehouse distribution. Read more here >

April 9, 2013

URA Announces Plans Progressing For New Family Dollar Store In Sheraden Neighborhood

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced today that it will enter into exclusive negotiations with Cozza Enterprises, LLC for the purchase and redevelopment of the former Sheraden Market and three surrounding properties in the City’s Sheraden neighborhood, pending authorization from its Board of Directors at their meeting this Thursday. The developer is proposing a Family Dollar Store and Community Market Pavilion on the site, located at the intersection of Sheraden Boulevard and Hillsboro Street.
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October 4, 2012

Urban Redevelopment Authority Receives Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) has received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Integrated Investor Prospectus and Campaign(General Purpose Promotion; population 200,000 - 500,000) from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
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August 3, 2012

Centre Avenue Corridor

The URA is seeking developers and/or development teams for multiple sites along Centre Avenue in the City's Hill District neighborhood. Centre Avenue is the main business district of the neighborhood and is zoned for mixed-use commercial development. Developers and development teams may propose reuse for one, all or any combination of parcels described within. Read more here >.

August 1, 2012

Pittsburgh Biz Buzz Small Grant Program

The Pittsburgh Biz Buzz small grant program is designed to spur neighborhood business district revitalization using the 48x48x48 strategy of short and medium term achievable projects and activies. Get the application here >.
Read the press release here >.

Bakery Square Video

Check out this great video about Bakery Square and the future Bakery Square 2.0!

January 21, 2012

Outstanding Community Service Award

The URA was presented with an Outstanding Community Service Award by the Save Race Street Committee for our "outstanding contribution to the "Save Race Street Committee" and the residents of Race Street. In appreciation of your commitment to the community and your ongoing service which has helped us to make changes, we present this award of love." Read more >

AVAILABLE SITES

URA properties and sites are available for purchase and development.

See available sites in various neighborhoods throughout the City of Pittsburgh.

PITTSBURGH TECHNOLOGY CENTER

The Pittsburgh Technology Center (PTC) is a state-of-the-art riverfront office park and regional center for research and development. PTC provides an attractively designed, high-quality environment to meet the needs of both established and new companies involved in the development or application of advanced technologies. Several sites are available, all with nearby parking facilities (now under construction).

 

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April 2014


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WYLIE AVENUE HOMES

Wylie Avenue Homes is a 32-unit scattered site in-fill housing development that has been formulated as the first step in the implementation of the Middle Hill Housing Revitalization plan. The Wylie Homes initiative seeks to preserve existing homeownership and create new homeownership opportunities at a range of income levels. Learn more >

PITTSBURGH TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Pittsburgh Technology Center (PTC) is a state-of-the-art riverfront office park and regional center for research and development, and a nationally recognized example of brownfield reclamation. The first project in Pennsylvania to use tax increment financing, the site currently generates more than $1 million in annual local tax revenues.
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