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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May 10, 2017

May 11, 2017 Regular Board Meeting

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May 9, 2017

2017 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Application Program

The URA has opened the 2017 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Pre-Application process for those developments seeking an award of nine percent (9%) LIHTCs from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Given the limited number of 9% LIHTCs allocated to Pennsylvania, this process ensures all potential projects in Pittsburgh have equal opportunity to seek support from the URA and City of Pittsburgh. Potential applicants need to review the Introductory/Instruction Letter prior to completing the
Pre-Application.

May 9, 2017

Request for Proposals (RFP): Design of Homewood Pedestrian and Transportation Improvements

Please be apprised that the pre-proposal meeting for the above subject RFP will be held on THURSDAY, MAY 11, AT 11:00 AM in the 11th Floor Conference room at the URA office, 200 Ross Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. There was an incorrect and confusing statement about the date of this meeting in the RFP. Attendance is NOT mandatory.

May 4, 2017

Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): Pittsburgh – Hunt Amory – 324 Emerson Street in the Shadyside Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking redevelopers and/or redevelopment teams (“Redevelopers”) for the Pittsburgh - Hunt Armory (“Site”) in the Shadyside neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh (“City”). The goal of this RFP is to select a Redeveloper who has both the ability to purchase or lease the Site and to complete a unique, economically sustainable redevelopment project that preserves the Site’s historical significance. Proposals should include a reuse that is primarily recreational, but supplemental uses may be incorporated to improve the economic viability of the project. The Site is currently zoned for high density residential, but other proposed uses will be supported by the URA and City via assistance with a zoning change, variance, or special exception.
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April 28, 2017

Request for Proposals (RFP): Design of Homewood Pedestrian and Transportation Improvements

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) will retain an engineering consultant (Consultant) to design pedestrian and transit improvements in the Homewood neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh near Faison School, located at 7430 Tioga Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, between Braddock and Homewood Avenues (see Figure 1). This work is a Federal Aid Project funded by Transportation Alternative Program Funds through the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
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March 17, 2017

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

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking a developer, and/or development team (“developer”), who has the ability to purchase and construct a Class A development that will generate tax revenue and create jobs. Zoned Urban Industrial (UI), this strategically located site is one of the few remaining that is positioned for both light industrial and warehouse/distribution development within the City of Pittsburgh.
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March 3, 2017

Request for Proposals (RFP): SouthSide Works, Sidney Street in the City of Pittsburgh – Vacant Land and Paved Parking Lot

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), is seeking a developer to acquire both Parcel E-1f and Parcel E-1e in order to construct a building(s) that will maximize the potential of these parcels. The development is expected to generate significant new tax revenue and a number of new permanent jobs. Development should be consistent with surrounding uses such as office, office/lab, residential, and/or hospitality.
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February 9, 2017

REVISED Request for Development Proposals (RFP): Pittsburgh Technology Center (PTC) in the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking developers and/or development teams (the “developer”) to submit proposals for the purchase and development of individual sites located in the Pittsburgh Technology Center (PTC). Ranging from 0.92 to 4.04 acres, these shovel-ready sites offer a unique opportunity to develop in one of the City’s premier research and development clusters. The goal of the RFP is to select a developer who will further progress the Preliminary Land Development Plan (PLDP) that was adopted for PTC in January of 2007. The PLDP’s primary goal is to encourage the continued growth of advanced technology industries by offering competitive development sites within the City.
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December 7, 2016

Request for Proposals (RFP): Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning (“DCP”), in partnership with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (“URA”), Councilman Reverend Ricky Burgess, and the Homewood Community Development Collaborative (“HCDC”), is requesting proposals from a consultant, or consulting team, to undertake a Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan (“HCCP”).
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November 29, 2016

Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): Woods House – 4604 Monongahela & 160 Tullymet Streets in the Hazelwood Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking redevelopers and/or redevelopment teams (“Developer”) for the Woods House (“Site”) in the Hazelwood neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh (“City”). The goal of this RFP is to select a Developer who has both the ability to purchase the Site and to complete a unique redevelopment project that restores the Site’s original historical condition.
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June 8, 2016

Mayor's Office, URA Announce Second Installment of "Next 3 Days"

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May 3, 2016

URA’s Karen Abrams Accepted As A Harvard Loeb Fellow

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March 23, 2016

REVISED REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP): 62ND Street Industrial Park in the Upper Lawrenceville Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking developers and/or development teams (the "Developer") to submit proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of all, or part, of the 62nd Street Industrial Park (the "Site") in the Upper Lawrenceville neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. The goal of this RFP is to select a Developer who presents a response that optimizes building density, facility operations and job creation. Preference will be given to proposals that incorporate the relocation of the Lawrenceville neighborhood's heavy industry and warehouses from residentially intensive areas to this Site to help to reduce truck traffic in the commercial district.
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March 10, 2016

Urban Redevelopment Authority To Vote on Housing Revitalization Initiatives

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February 16, 2016

URA ANNOUNCES 2016 STEEL CITY CODEFEST NEWS

Press Release

December 16, 2014

URA ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2015 STEEL CITY CODEFEST

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October 22, 2014

URA winner of excellence in tax credit finance award

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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 >

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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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 >