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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ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

February 24, 2015

Homewood Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Study

The final community meeting took place on February 24th. To review the presentation that was given at this meeting, Read more here >

February 20, 2015

East Liberty Transit Revitalization Investment District Revitalization Authority Request For Proposals

The East Liberty Transit Revitalization Investment District Revitalization Authority (ELTRIDRA) is requesting proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants to audit its financial statements for the years ending December 31, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Read more here >

February 18, 2015

Invitation for Bids: LTV South Side Works Contract No. 23 - Parking Garage Lighting Upgrades

The URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY of Pittsburgh will receive bids from qualified contractors for the replacement of lighting fixtures with LED lighting at five parking garages: Hot Metal Garage (2800 Sidney Street), Ladle Garage (2640 Sidney Street), Ingot Garage (2812 Tunnel Boulevard), and Furnace Garage (536 S. 28th Street) located in the South Side and Pittsburgh Technology Center Garage #2 (401 Technology Drive) located in Oakland, and all work incidental thereto required to complete LTV South Side Works Contract No. 23 - Southside Works Parking Garage Lighting Upgrades. Read more here >

February 18, 2015

REVISED Request for Development Proposals: 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.
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February 17, 2015

Request for Proposals (RFP): Urban Matters Program - Teaching Artist

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) seeks an experienced digital visual media Teaching Artist (TA) to conduct a project-based summer residency with high school age Pittsburgh youth for its Urban Matters Program (UM) (See "Exhibit A" for program description and guidelines). The TA will be responsible for working with URA staff, a community partner organization, the UM project coordinator and other program stakeholders.Read more here >

February 10, 2015

February 12, 2015 Regular Board Meeting

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February 5, 2015

New Development Opportunity: Request for Proposals (RFP) - 1726, 1730 Forbes Avenue & Miltenberger Street

The Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation (PHDC) is the non-profit housing development subsidiary of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), charged with the creation of housing in underserved neighborhoods throughout the City of Pittsburgh (City). In line with its mission, PHDC is seeking proposals from qualified developers interested in the adaptive reuse of an existing mixed-use building located at 23 Miltenberger Street and the new construction of a mixed-use building(s) on two adjacent vacant parcels located at 1720 and 1726 Forbes Avenue. All three properties are located in the Bluff neighborhood (informally called "Uptown") in the City.Read more here >

January 29, 2015

Employment Opportunity

January 14, 2015

New Consultant Opportunity: Request for Proposals (RFP) - Greater Hill District Housing Study

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning (DCP) and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), is requesting proposals from a consultant, or consulting team, to undertake a Greater Hill District Housing Study. The purpose of this study is to better understand the demand for housing in the Greater Hill District in order to help guide investment strategies and provide for diverse patterns of housing occupancy throughout the neighborhood, while sustaining and benefitting current residents. Read more here >

January 5, 2015

Request for Redevelopment Proposals: 604 Liberty Avenue in the Central Business District of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking redevelopers and/or redevelopment teams (“redeveloper”) for 604 Liberty Avenue (“Site”) in the Central Business District (“Downtown”) of the City of Pittsburgh. The goal of this RFP is to select a redeveloper to complete a unique small scale redevelopment.
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December 31, 2014

Employment Opportunities

December 16, 2014

URA ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2015 STEEL CITY CODEFEST

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November 6, 2014

Employment Opportunities

October 22, 2014

URA winner of excellence in tax credit finance award

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October 21,2014

Request for Proposals: Mellon's Orchard Strategic Plan - East Liberty Neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) requests proposals from urban design, architecture and economic development professionals for a market-based development and framework plan for a key site within the neighborhood of East Liberty. Read more here >

October 10, 2014

Request for Proposals: Legal Counsel for Various TIF/TRID Projects in the City of Pittsburgh

Firms are invited to submit a proposal to serve as TIF/TRID Counsel to the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) for up to six (6) potential projects within the City of Pittsburgh.
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September 19, 2014

Request for Proposals: Metals Recovery for the Nine Mile Run Slag Pile in the Swisshelm Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh is accepting Proposals for Metals Recovery in the Nine Mile Run Slag Pile, located in the Swisshelm Park neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. The subject site is approximately 72 acres, 24 acres of which is underlain by slag varying in thickness from 1 to 80 feet. The selected firm is to recover metals contained within the slag pile. Following the work, the property is to become the third and final phase of a residential development.

See the attached Request for Proposals and Project Overview for additional information. Other exhibits referenced within the Request for Proposals will be made available at the website of the URA, located here >

September 17, 2014

Addendum No. 1 - Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): Vacant Land at 1819 Wharton Street in the South Side Flats Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

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August 21, 2014

Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): Vacant Land at 1819 Wharton Street in the South Side Flats Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) requests proposals from housing redevelopers, redevelopment teams and/or master contractors (the "redeveloper") for the redevelopment of vacant land in the South Side Flats neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. The goal of the RFP is to select a single redeveloper to complete a high-quality residential development using all three available parcels (the "site"). Projects that are residential; infill housing with adequate off-street parking and a design character compatible with the existing community, are preferred.Read more here >

August 12, 2014

Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): Commercial Building and Associated Land in the Larimer Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking redevelopers and/or redevelopment teams ("redeveloper") for 413 Larimer Avenue in the Larimer neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. The goal of this RFP is to select a redeveloper to complete a high quality redevelopment that can incorporate elements of the Larimer Land Use Vision Plan that is referenced in the Community Process section of this RFP. The elements include, but are not limited to, creating local family sustaining jobs; increasing the range of housing options; and securing healthy food supplies. Read more here >

August 4, 2014

Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): Morningside Elementary School in the Morningside Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking redevelopers and/or redevelopment teams (the "redeveloper") to submit proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of the former Morningside Elementary School and associated land (the "School"). The School is located at 1802 Jancey Street in the Morningside neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. The goal of this RFP is to select a redeveloper who has the ability to complete a high quality "green" housing or mixed-use redevelopment that links the residential and business districts and creates density. Housing with complementary commercial or community space is the preferred plan for reuse. Read more here >

June 24, 2014

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: BEECHVIEW BUSINESS DISTRICT PROJECT CONSULTANT

A consultant is needed for the Beechview Business District. This consultant will work through the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) as an independent contractor and community liaison to build capacity in the Beechview neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. The responsibilities include but are not limited to: management and coordination of the planning, financing and implementation of complex development and infrastructure projects along the Broadway Avenue; coordination among MWCDC, the City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) staffs, public and private funders, developers and professional service teams, elected officials and government representatives, residents and neighborhood organizations; preparation of correspondence, reports and evaluation of documents, budgets and schedules; the monitoring of project budgets and compliance issues; and the formulation of recommendations on development policies, programs and projects. Work is performed independently and under the general direction of MWCDC, with input from the City of Pittsburgh, and the URA. Extensive contacts both within and outside the City are required to perform the responsibilities of the position. Read more here >

June 21, 2014

REVISED Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): Commercial Land in the Garden Theater Block of the Central Northside Neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh

This original RFP was issued on April 21, 2014 and due on July 13, 2014. The RFP is being reissued due to the availability of additional parcels for redevelopment within the Garden Theater Block. The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) will consider previous submissions as well as accept revised and new proposals.. Read more here >

June 17, 2014

Request for Redevelopment Proposals: Former St. John's Hospital and Associated Land in the Brighton Heights Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), in partnership with the Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation (PHDC), requests proposals from housing redevelopers, redevelopment teams and/or master contractors (the "redeveloper") for the former St. John's Hospital site and associated land (the "site"). The URA and PHDC are collaborating with the Brighton Heights Citizens Federation (BHCF) on the redevelopment of this site, which is located in the Northside neighborhood of Brighton Heights in the City of Pittsburgh. The goal of the RFP is to select a redeveloper to complete a high-quality, sustainable, for-sale, single-family housing development. Read more here >

June 9, 2014

Addendum No. 1 - Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): Commercial Land in the Garden Theater Block of the Central Northside Neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh - 1112 Reddour Street and 1113-1115 Federal Street

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April 21, 2014

Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): Commercial Land in the Garden Theater Block of the Central Northside Neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh - 1112 Reddour Street and 1113-1115 Federal Street

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), in coordination with the Central Northside community, is seeking a redeveloper and/or development teams to submit proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of two parcels in the Garden Theater Block. The Garden Theater Block is bounded by West North Avenue, Reddour Street, Eloise Street and Federal Street. This block is anchored by a former movie theater and former Masonic Hall. The parcels that are available for this redevelopment project are 1112 Reddour Street (aka "The Bradberry") and 1113-1115 Federal Street. 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 >

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 >

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 >.
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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."
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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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February 2015


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