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 $118M 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.
The URA will retain an engineering firm to perform preliminary design engineering services, final design engineering services, and construction consultation for the proposed Station Street/Euclid Avenue (Formerly Penn Circle) Two Way Traffic Conversion
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On behalf of the Community Collaboration and Implementation Plan's Executive Management Committee, the URA requests proposals from a consultant firm or consulting team ("the Consultant") for the development of a Work Plan and Budget for the future implementation
of the Community Collaboration and Implementation Plan.
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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
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The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) requests qualifications from
architectural and construction management or other qualified professional teams to help
facilitate a new facility feasibility analysis.
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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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The final community meeting took place on February 24th. To review the presentation that was given at this meeting, Read more here >
The East Liberty Transit Revitalization Investment District Revitalization Authority (ELTRIDRA) is requesting proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants to audit its financial statements for the years ending December 31, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Read more here >
The Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation (PHDC) is the non-profit housing development subsidiary of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), charged with the creation of housing in underserved neighborhoods throughout the City of Pittsburgh (City). In line with its mission, PHDC is seeking proposals from qualified developers interested in the adaptive reuse of an existing mixed-use building located at 23 Miltenberger Street and the new construction of a mixed-use building(s) on two adjacent vacant parcels located at 1720 and 1726 Forbes Avenue. All three properties are located in the Bluff neighborhood (informally called "Uptown") in the City.Read more here >
The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning (DCP) and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), is requesting proposals from a consultant, or consulting team, to undertake a Greater Hill District Housing Study. The purpose of this study is to better understand the demand for housing in the Greater Hill District in order to help guide investment strategies and provide for diverse patterns of housing occupancy throughout the neighborhood, while sustaining and benefitting current residents. Read more here >
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 >
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 >
The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking redevelopers and/or redevelopment teams (the "redeveloper") to submit proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of the former Morningside Elementary School and associated land (the "School"). The School is located at 1802 Jancey Street in the Morningside neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. The goal of this RFP is to select a redeveloper who has the ability to complete a high quality "green" housing or mixed-use redevelopment that links the residential and business districts and creates density. Housing with complementary commercial or community space is the preferred plan for reuse. 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 >
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 >
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 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 (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 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
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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 >