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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The URA received four submissions to a request for proposals (RFP) issued on May 4, 2017 for the Hunt Armory in Shadyside. A redeveloper may be selected from these submissions based on a variety of criteria, including experience with community engagement and compatibility with neighborhood goals. The survey below provides an opportunity for residents to share their thoughts on the future use of this historic landmark.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

October 19, 2017

October 20, 2017 Special Board Meeting

Notice

October 17, 2017

Invitation for Bids: Mellon Square Parking Garage – Vacant Retail Space, 536 Smithfield Street

The URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY of Pittsburgh will receive bids from qualified contractors for selective interior demolition, repair, refurbishment and cleaning of the vacant retail space at 536 Smithfield Street, part of the Mellon Square Parking Garage, and all work incidental thereto required to complete the Mellon Square Parking Garage, Vacant Retail Space, 536 Smithfield Street contract.
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October 16, 2017

Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Legal Counsel – Specializing in Employment Law, Real Estate and/or Commercial Litigation

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (the “URA”) is requesting qualifications from law firms to serve as counsel for the URA in various matters related to three areas of law: employment law, real estate law and commercial litigation. The URA retains outside counsel to represent it in these areas, as the need arises.
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October 16, 2017

Employment Opportunities

Associate Counsel (Legal Department)
Finance Program Specialist (Finance Department)
Project Development Specialist (Economic Development Department)

October 10, 2017

October 12, 2017 Regular Board Meeting

Notice
Agenda
Board Meetings

October 5, 2017

Request for Proposals (RFP): Architectural Services, Former Larimer School in the Larimer Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (“URA”) is seeking proposals from professional architectural, engineering or other qualified firms to develop a Historic Structure Report and create a preliminary treatment plan for the former Larimer School (“Site”) in the Larimer neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh (“City”). When completed, the information obtained in the assessment will allow the URA to proactively plan for the maintenance, stabilization and reuse of the Site, while working to preserve the character defining features.
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August 31, 2017

Request for Proposals (RFP): East Carson Street Business District Strategy

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) requests proposals from planning, economic development and commercial market professionals to conduct business district planning and capacity building for the East Carson Street business district.
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August 31, 2017

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" or "Respondent") 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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August 21, 2017

REVISED REQUEST FOR REDEVELOPMENT 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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August 16, 2017

Invitation for Bids: Scattered Sites Demolition and Site Clearance Contract No. 11

The URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY of Pittsburgh will receive bids from qualified contractors for remediation and/or demolition of nine structures: a 2½ story single family house located at 9 Shetland Avenue (Larimer), a 3 story townhouse located at 12 Reed Street (Crawford-Roberts), a 2 story townhouse located at 127 Trent Street (Middle Hill), a 2½ story single family house located at 618 N. Dallas Avenue (Homewood West), a 2 story townhouse located at 111 Carrington Street (Central Northside), a 2 story single family house located at 6369 East Liberty Boulevard (Larimer), 2 story commercial building located at 7249 Frankstown Avenue (Homewood North), 2 story commercial building located at 624 E. Ohio St. (East Allegheny)., and a 3½ story commercial building located at 628 E. Ohio St. (East Allegheny) REMEDIATION ONLY – NO DEMOLITION, and all work incidental thereto required to complete Scattered Sites Demolition and Site Clearance Contract No. 11.
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August 8, 2017

Request for Proposals Engineering Services

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is soliciting proposals for consultants to provide engineering services on an as-needed basis for URA projects located throughout the City of Pittsburgh (“City”). The services could include the following engineering services: Geotechnical, Structural, Civil, and Electrical, as well as Sustainability Planning/Management Services. It is the goal of the URA to select one or more consultants for these services and to enter into contracts with each of them, thereby giving the URA the flexibility to use different consultants for various projects, based upon type of work, past experience with similar projects, time constraints, and cost. .
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June 16, 2017

Request for Proposals (RFP): For Property Maintenance - Land\Care Tier 2

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is accepting competitive proposals from experienced property maintenance firms to perform year-long maintenance of its vacant land real estate portfolio. Approximately 400 properties are involved in bundles of two sizes (small and mid) and are located in geographic clusters throughout the City of Pittsburgh (the "City". A listing of property groups is included in this proposal package ('Exhibit D') and is also available for review online for those companies wishing to submit a proposal. The initial contract period will be for one (1) year. The property bundles are subject to change minimally by the URA throughout the contract period as URA ownership changes.
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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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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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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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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 >


URA 2014-2016 Report

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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