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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The URA is looking for feedback on the design of the Penn Circle Two-Way Conversion Project. To see the slides that were presented at the public meeting held on July 10, 2017, click here.

To provide your input on the design, click on the ‘Provide Your Feedback’ button below.

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The URA received four submissions to a request for proposals (RFP) issued on May 4, 2017 for the Hunt Armory in Shadyside. A redeveloper may be selected from these submissions based on a variety of criteria, including experience with community engagement and compatibility with neighborhood goals. The survey below provides an opportunity for residents to share their thoughts on the future use of this historic landmark.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

August 21, 2017

REVISED REQUEST FOR REDEVELOPMENT 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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August 16, 2017

Invitation for Bids: Scattered Sites Demolition and Site Clearance Contract No. 11

The URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY of Pittsburgh will receive bids from qualified contractors for remediation and/or demolition of nine structures: a 2½ story single family house located at 9 Shetland Avenue (Larimer), a 3 story townhouse located at 12 Reed Street (Crawford-Roberts), a 2 story townhouse located at 127 Trent Street (Middle Hill), a 2½ story single family house located at 618 N. Dallas Avenue (Homewood West), a 2 story townhouse located at 111 Carrington Street (Central Northside), a 2 story single family house located at 6369 East Liberty Boulevard (Larimer), 2 story commercial building located at 7249 Frankstown Avenue (Homewood North), 2 story commercial building located at 624 E. Ohio St. (East Allegheny)., and a 3½ story commercial building located at 628 E. Ohio St. (East Allegheny) REMEDIATION ONLY – NO DEMOLITION, and all work incidental thereto required to complete Scattered Sites Demolition and Site Clearance Contract No. 11.
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August 14, 2017

Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (“URA”) requests qualifications from a variety of consulting firms or consulting teams (“the Consultant”) to provide training, guidance for ongoing institutional self-assessment post-training, and other tools to assist the URA in ensuring that the values of social justice and equitable development are integrated into the URA’s internal workplace culture and external interactions with the communities it serves.
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August 8, 2017

August 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting

Notice
Agenda
Board Meetings

July 18, 2017

Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Section 106 Consultant

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is soliciting qualifications from qualified firms to provide Section 106 consulting services for the URA and City of Pittsburgh ("City") in order for both entities to comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and Pennsylvania Historic Museum Commission/Bureau of Historic Preservation (PHMC) guidelines. Neither the City nor the URA has a “certified staff person” to evaluate undertakings related to Section 106 compliance. A qualified consultant is needed to complete these functions.
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July 18, 2017

Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Cultural Resource Consultant

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is soliciting qualifications from qualified firms to provide cultural resource services to the URA in order for the URA to comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and the Pennsylvania Historic Museum Commission/Bureau of Historic Preservation (PHMC) guidelines. A qualified consultant is needed to complete these functions.
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June 16, 2017

Request for Proposals (RFP): For Property Maintenance - Land\Care Tier 2

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is accepting competitive proposals from experienced property maintenance firms to perform year-long maintenance of its vacant land real estate portfolio. Approximately 400 properties are involved in bundles of two sizes (small and mid) and are located in geographic clusters throughout the City of Pittsburgh (the "City". A listing of property groups is included in this proposal package ('Exhibit D') and is also available for review online for those companies wishing to submit a proposal. The initial contract period will be for one (1) year. The property bundles are subject to change minimally by the URA throughout the contract period as URA ownership changes.
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May 9, 2017

2017 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Application Program

The URA has opened the 2017 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Pre-Application process for those developments seeking an award of nine percent (9%) LIHTCs from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Given the limited number of 9% LIHTCs allocated to Pennsylvania, this process ensures all potential projects in Pittsburgh have equal opportunity to seek support from the URA and City of Pittsburgh. Potential applicants need to review the Introductory/Instruction Letter prior to completing the
Pre-Application.

May 9, 2017

Request for Proposals (RFP): Design of Homewood Pedestrian and Transportation Improvements

Please be apprised that the pre-proposal meeting for the above subject RFP will be held on THURSDAY, MAY 11, AT 11:00 AM in the 11th Floor Conference room at the URA office, 200 Ross Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. There was an incorrect and confusing statement about the date of this meeting in the RFP. Attendance is NOT mandatory.

May 4, 2017

Request for Redevelopment Proposals (RFP): Pittsburgh – Hunt Amory – 324 Emerson Street in the Shadyside Neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is seeking redevelopers and/or redevelopment teams (“Redevelopers”) 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 or lease the Site and to complete a unique, economically sustainable redevelopment project that preserves the Site’s historical significance. Proposals should include a reuse that is primarily recreational, but supplemental uses may be incorporated to improve the economic viability of the project. The Site is currently zoned for high density residential, but other proposed uses will be supported by the URA and City via assistance with a zoning change, variance, or special exception.
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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 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 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 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 10, 2016

Urban Redevelopment Authority To Vote on Housing Revitalization Initiatives

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February 16, 2016

URA ANNOUNCES 2016 STEEL CITY CODEFEST NEWS

Press Release

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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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 2014-2016 Report

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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August 2017


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