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.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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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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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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 >.
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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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 >
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).
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 (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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