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(PUI) is a Community Development Entity (CDE) that serves the City of Pittsburgh. PUI has received $138M in New Markets Tax Credits from the CDFI Fund, and has been able to invest in multiple strategic developments throughout the City. Click here for the PUI Intake Form.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

February 9, 2016

February 11, 2016 Regular Board Meeting

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February 3, 2016

Invitation for Bids: Brighton Heights Demolition and Site Clearance Contract No. 1 REBID

The URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY of Pittsburgh will receive bids from qualified contractors for the removal of concrete and asphalt pavement, filling of abandoned sidewalk vaults, removal of trash and debris, and all work incidental thereto required to complete Brighton Heights Demolition and Site Clearance Contract No. 1 REBID. -
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February 3, 2016

Invitation for Bids: Restroom Renovations

The URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY of Pittsburgh will receive bids from qualified contractors for restroom renovations on the 6th, 10th, 12th & 13th floors of the Civic Building, and all work incidental thereto required to complete Urban Redevelopment Authority Restroom Renovations Floors 6 and 10 through 13.
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February 3, 2016

Employment Opportunity

Human Resources Manager (Executive Department -
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January, 19, 2016

AMENDED Request for Development Proposals: Mellon's Orchard South in the City of Pittsburgh

Changes are noted in Red. Read more here >

January 8, 2016

Larimer/ East Liberty Park Planning + Design Services

The URA has obtained a design team led by Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) to design a park and open space network in the Larimer and East Liberty neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. Throughout the design process WRT will host three public workshops to gather community input on the design.

Public Workshop #1 - December 09, 2015

The community presentation can be found here.
A summary of Public Workshop #1 can be found here here.

December 22, 2015

Request for Development Proposals (RFP): Mellon's Orchard South - East Liberty Neighborhood 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 redevelopment of Mellon's Orchard South (the "site") in the East Liberty Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. Redevelopment of the site will be done in cooperation with Schoolhouse Electric, the developer of the Detective's Building.

The goal of this RFP is to select a Developer who has the ability to transform this key site into a mixed-income, mixed-use development that enhances the adjacent residential neighborhoods, while effectively transitioning and adding to the success of East Liberty's commercial core. The development of this site will set the direction for new growth in East Liberty. Planning principles and a set of site development guidelines have been established to direct this new growth in a way that enhances the future of East Liberty and creates a dynamic urban environment for all. Read more here >

December 22, 2015

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - Request for Proposals (RFP): Capacity Building and Program Design for Public Lot Maintenance

Supplemental Information includes questions received regarding the Capacity Building and Program Design for Public Lot Maintenance RFP and responses. Read more here >

December 18, 2015

Employment Opportunity

Accountant (Finance Department) -
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December 1, 2015

Employment Opportunity

Senior Real Estate Officer (Real Estate Department) -
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November 30, 2015

Request for Proposals (RFP): Capacity Building and Program Design for Public Lot Maintenance

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) requests proposals from not-for-profit entities and/or teams to work with URA and City officials to form new guidelines for the way the City and URA maintain vacant lots and to develop a capacity building program that will enable community based service providers to perform lot maintenance under URA and City contracts. Read more here >

November 19, 2015

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

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) seeks an experienced digital visual media Teaching Artist (TA) to conduct a project-based spring residency with high school age Pittsburgh youth for its Urban Matters (UM) program. Read more here >

November 10, 2015

City of Pittsburgh 2016 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Pre-Application

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is requesting that any developer who desires to apply for the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency's (PHFA) 2016 Low Income Housing Tax Credit March Application Round for a project within the City of Pittsburgh, please submit the attached pre-application to the URA by December 4, 2015. To download the pre-application Click here >

October 30, 2015

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP):

62nd Street Industrial Park in the Upper Lawrenceville Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh Read more here >

October 26, 2015

Employment Opportunity

Real Estate Administrator (Real Estate Department) -
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October 9, 2015

Solicitation for Proposals: Real Estate Appraisers

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is soliciting Proposals from Appraisers so it can select a panel of qualified appraisers to perform its appraisal services.
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October 9, 2015

Solicitation for Proposals: Title Services

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is soliciting Proposals for Title Examinations, Preliminary Title Reports, Closings, and Title Insurance for its various programs and projects. Read more here >

October 8, 2015

Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): 62nd Street Industrial Park in the Upper Lawrenceville Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

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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September 17, 2014

AMENDED 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's (URA) goal is to select 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. Read more here >

September 15, 2014

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Trustee Services for Tax Increment Financing Districts and Transit Revitalization Investment Districts

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is inviting your firm to submit a proposal to serve as the Trustee for its current and future activities involving collection of dedicated tax revenue and servicing of debt. Read more here >

September 3, 2015

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

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh's (URA) goal is to select 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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September 1, 2015

REVISED Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): 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. Responses that include demolition will not be considered.
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July 1, 2015

REVISED Request for Redevelopment 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.
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June 22, 2015

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): Pittsburgh - Hunt Armory in the Shadyside Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

Attention Redevelopers: The Supplemental Information may be critical to the structure of your proposal
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June 18, 2015

Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): Pittsburgh - Hunt Armory in the Shadyside Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking redevelopers and/or redevelopment teams ("Redeveloper") 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 the Site and to complete a unique large scale redevelopment project that preserves the Site's historical significance. The community's suggestions for reuse have included, but are not limited to: residential, recreational, office, event, film production studio, and/or commercial space.
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May 4, 2015

Request for Proposals (RFP): Larimer/East Liberty Park Planning and Design Services

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) requests proposals from urban design, landscape architecture and engineering professionals for park and open space planning and design services in the Larimer and East Liberty neighborhoods.
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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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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 >

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 >

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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