Pivotal Projects

The URA is involved in hundreds of projects throughout the City of Pittsburgh. Please visit the links below for information on some of our most visible projects today.

 
Neighborhood: Central Northside

FEDERAL HILL HOMES

This three-phase housing development includes 40 new three-story homes, and has changed the face of a blighted street into an urban boulevard. [more]

Neighborhood: Central Northside

FEDERAL FEDERAL NORTH PROJECT

The Federal North Project is a collaborative redevelopment effort of an entire city block that includes several historic buildings, including the Garden Theater. [more]

Neighborhood: Downtown

151 FIRST SIDE

Rising 18 stories above the Monongahela River, 151 First Side is the first new condominium constructed in the Pittsburgh Golden Triangle since 1968. [more]

Neighborhood: Downtown

AUGUST WILSON CENTER

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture is a 65,000 square foot state of the art cultural facility honoring the legacy of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson. [more]

Neighborhood: Downtown

MARKET SQUARE

The City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, URA and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership combined forces to design and reconstruct the historic Downtown gathering space, Market Square, to serve as a more pedestrian friendly space with a focus on outdoor dining. [more]

Neighborhood: Downtown

MARKET SQUARE PLACE

Market Square Place is the historic renovation of the former G.C. Murphy building located on Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh into a mixed use project of first class retail and loft-style apartments. [more]

Neighborhood: Downtown

PIATT PLACE

Piatt Place is a mixed-use development that includes tenants McCormick & Schmick’s, TD Ameritrade, Capital Grille, and executive and administrative offices for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. [more]

Neighborhood: Downtown

THREE PNC PLAZA

Three PNC Plaza is a 25 story mixed use building that houses the offices of PNC and Reed Smith, a Fairmont Hotel, condominiums, and parking garage. It expands upon PNC’s award-winning commitment to environmental responsibility and green building practices. [more]

Neighborhood: Garfield / Friendship

GLASS LOFTS

The Glass Lofts, a mixed-use project that combines housing, commercial space and artist studios, is part of the 3.2-acre site developed as a community-based master plan. [more]

Neighborhood: Hazelwood

HAZELWOOD HOMES

The Hazelwood Homes development provides affordable, energy efficient homeownership opportunities to low and moderate income families. [more]

Neighborhood: Hill District

BEDFORD HILL HOMES

The Bedford Hill housing development provides affordable homeownership opportunities to low and moderate income families, and brings new construction to a historic neighborhood. This for-sale housing development is part of a larger housing development plan (Bedford HOPE VI) that includes approximately 350 rental units. [more]

Neighborhood: Hill District

CRAWFORD SQUARE

Crawford Square provides quality mixed-income housing in a friendly, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood to residents with a wide range of incomes. The project's street grid is an extension of the Hill District's streets that are stitched into the fabric of the existing community. [more]

Neighborhood: Hill District

ENERGY INNOVATION CENTER

The Energy Innovation Center (EIC) project is a collaborative of regional stakeholders formed to advance the sustainability industry. [more]

Neighborhood: Hill District

THE LEGACY

The Legacy is the new construction of one and two bedroom apartment units for seniors age 62+, and serves as replacement housing for the now obsolete public housing site three blocks away. [more]

Neighborhood: Hill District

BEDFORD HILL HOPE VI

The Bedford/HOPE VI development recreates approximately thirty-four (34) city blocks. A traditional mixed-income neighborhood will be created through the construction of over 600 units of housing, both rental and for sale. [more]

Neighborhood: Hill District

WYLIE AVENUE HOMES

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. [more]

Neighborhood: Hill District

YMCA: CENTRE AVENUE

The proposed project includes both renovation of the YMCA’s existing Centre Avenue facility as well as the construction of a new full facility family branch and is a clear demonstration of the organizations continuing commitment to the Hill District community and the City of Pittsburgh. [more]

Neighborhood: Larimer

ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMUNITY OUTREACH CENTER

The Environment and Energy Community Outreach Center will be an energy efficiency education and resource center that connects the public to money saving green building technologies and programs. [more]

Neighborhood: Lawrenceville

BUTLER STREET STREETFACE PROGRAM

The Streetface program has been a cornerstone of community revitalization work since 1984, when the Lawrenceville Corporation restored the Pennsylvania Bank Building to its former grandeur with Streetface support. That initial investment spurred the architecturally sensitive restoration of many commercial buildings and ultimately created a critical mass of attractive properties that improve the streetscape, increase property values, attract new businesses and draw shoppers to the neighborhood. [more]

Neighborhood: Marshall Shadeland

WASHBURN SQUARE

Absentee landlord property ownership led to a set of blighted rental housing units in the Northside neighborhood of Marshall Shadeland. The Brightwood Civics Group (BCG) partnered with the URA to devise a creative solution to a longstanding community concern. [more]

Neighborhood: Mt. Washington

SOUTH HILLS RETIREMENT RESIDENCE

South Hills Retirement Residence is the adaptive reuse and substantial rehabilitation of the former South Hills High School, which has been vacant for over 20 years. [more]

Neighborhood: South Side

BENEFICIAL BUILDING

The Beneficial Building project was one driven by the local community development corporation. The building sat vacant for nearly twenty-five years, and was in a state of extreme disrepair. Partnership with the URA and other public financing agencies helped restore this historic property. [more]

Neighborhood: South Side

EAST CARSON STREET STREETFACE PROGRAM

Since the programs inception in 1986, almost 200 storefronts along East Carson Street have been renovated with Streetface, generating $5.5 million of investment in facades alone. A local historic district, East Carson Street has been able to be mostly preserved, using Streetface as a primary tool for preservation projects. [more]

Neighborhood: South Side

SOUTH SHORE RIVERFRONT PARK

The South Shore Riverfront Park project has an estimated price tag of $10.5 million, and will include a hotel, restaurant, residential buildings, trails, a boating tie-up facility, water access, interpretive signage and historic trail markers, that continue the Three Rivers Heritage Trail system and Great Allegheny Passage. [more]

Neighborhood: Strip District

OTTO MILK

The Otto Milk Factory was built around 1865 as the Phoenix Brewing Company, and served as a brewery for several decades before being used by the Otto Milk Company as a processing and storage facility. This redevelopment project mixes condominiums and retail. [more]