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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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 8, 2017

March 9, 2017 Regular Board Meeting

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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 27, 2017

Employment Opportunity

Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program Officer - Executive Department -
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February 13, 2017

Employment Opportunity

Entrepreneurship Investment Specialist - Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) -
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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 23, 2016

Employment Opportunity

Accountant – Two Positions (Finance Department) -
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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


Press Release

December 16, 2014


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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 >


URA properties and sites are available for purchase and development.

See available sites in various neighborhoods throughout the City of Pittsburgh.


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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URA taps into Pittsburgh's future prosperity by partnering in leading edge developments.

The URA is involved in hundreds of projects throughout the City of Pittsburgh. Find out more about our most visible projects today.


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 >