The URA is responsible for the acquisition and disposition of various properties for the purpose of assembling sites for redevelopment. It also acts as agent for the City of Pittsburgh in assembling properties for City-sponsored projects.
The URA works closely with our partner community development corporations throughout the City of Pittsburgh to identify and target sites for redevelopment. Information on each of our targeted development sites is listed below.
A comprehensive listing of URA owned properties and parcels is available here. The URA reserves the right to remove any property from this list at any time for any reason, without notice.
If you are interested in partnering with us on one of these redevelopment projects, or purchasing a URA owned property, please contact one of the following members of our real estate staff:
- Kyra Straussman, 412.255.6418 or
- Susan Malys, 412.255.6680 or
- Jason Tigano, 412.255.6614 or
BEECHVIEW BUSINESS DISTRICT—BROADWAY AVENUE
These properties are concentrated near the corner of Hampshire and Broadway [more] in the heart of Beechview, a working class neighborhood proximate to downtown. Beechview offers many amenities that make it attractive for families who wish to live in the city, such as the Carnegie Library, good schools, and recreational opportunities. The Broadway Avenue strip is highly visible to nearly 14,000 commuters who ride Pittsburgh's Light Rail Transit service. 1600, 1601, 1602 and 1619 Broadway are offered individually and represent great locations for storefront business within the district. They are well served by street parking and provide significant opportunities for expanding retail, dining and service uses.
A proposal for 1600 and 1602 are currently under consideration.
604 LIBERTY AVENUE (at 6th Street)
604 is located along Liberty Avenue at 6th Street, across from Heinz Hall Park and directly south of the new PNC Three development. The building closes a visual envelope seen from 6th Street and offers great visibility along with a great address. There is existing building space with nearby public parking.
[See 604 Liberty]
A proposal for this property is currently under consideration.
Second AVENUE COMMERCIAL DISTRICT
Second Avenue offers an aggregation of parcels in the heart of the Hazelwood commercial district along Irvine Street at Hazelwood Avenue. Major development plans will dramatically influence the face of this neighborhood, as redevelopment of the 250-acre former LTV Coke Works site begins. The parcels provide substantial acreage along both sides of Irvine Street and frontage for redevelopment in a community ripe for investment.
[See Second Avenue Commercial District]
Located in Hazelwood [See Location Map] just west of Hazelwood Avenue, the Woods House parcel [See Property] is home to the oldest homestead in Pittsburgh and represents a true gem in the City's history. The URA will encourage restoration of this home and property.
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. The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University have joined forces with the business community to make this development a success. The campus like setting combines tree-covered walkways and a greensward with grasses and wildflowers.
Several sites are available, all with nearby parking facilities (now under construction). Site plans will double the office space at the park and incorporate a greater degree of mixed-use projects to enhance its attractiveness to potential and existing park tenants. The first phase of the spine road relocation is now complete and offers frontage for three parcels. The second phase will open opportunities for two additional sites while accommodating expansion of existing buildings. Utilities are available. Download this RFP.
Neighborhood: Hill District
As part of a complex of buildings located in the Upper Hill [See Location Map], this property offers a three story structure with supporting parking to the rear of the property.
[See Western Restoration]
LEECH FARMS PARCEL
The Leech Farms parcel [See Location Map] offers a great opportunity for a sensitive, life style residential development nested in a laid back setting with open space vantage points for tremendous views. Great regional access from nearby Washington Boulevard and relative proximity to assets in Highland Park and East Liberty offers long term opportunities for development at Leech Farms.
[See Leech Farms Enlarged Plan]