building inclusive wealth
The Urban Redevelopment Authority is here for Pittsburgh.
Successful economic development is not just about building projects, it’s about building people and forming mutually beneficial partnerships to transform the places in which we live for the betterment of all.
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The Gallery on Centre is a new retail incubation space located in the Hill District and houses businesses from the Catapult: Startup to Storefront Program.
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Floriated Interpretation is a Community Business in Full Bloom
“They believed in me. Because they believed in me, they invested in me. They believed in me and my dreams. I will never forget that.”
A hobby became a profession for Jamal Etienne-Harrigan, owner of Uncle Jammy's Sauces
“Sometimes you have to make a decision to go pro. It went from a hobby I loved to my profession.”
David and Katie Gancy, new owners of Frick Park Market, expand on a community legacy
“We truly were smitten with the building and business...There is so much important history here for the neighborhood and community. We love the history and the community support."
Larimer Resident Improves Home Safety with URA & HOF Assistance
“I was happy with the help I received, and it really was a blessing for me to have my roof fixed, especially after [all the recent rain].
Hilltop Pharmacy Improved its Online Capacity to Host Large COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
“The technical assistance that they received from GOGO may have literally saved lives."
J KoKo Hauling Sustains Business with URA Emergency Loan
“The URA was a ‘business saver’ for me. I needed that ELF cushion to get through that shut down period. I was so relieved when the deposit was made. The support from the URA has been amazing."
Chicken Latino gets back on its feet with help from a URA COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Loan
“It is such an opportunity to have a business and if it wasn’t for the URA I wouldn’t have been able to open the restaurant."
Celestin Uwintonze Improved Credit and Bought a Home with the Help of HOF
“I was very conscious of the long-term costs and knew I didn’t want to buy a house that would create too large of a financial burden for me and my family... The HOF helped me buy a house we love that was within our means.”
Jazmiere Bates, owner of Kin of Duncan and youngest entrepreneur in the Catapult cohort, has a fully operating business in East Liberty
“People were saying ‘oh, your dog’s clothes are so cute, where did you get it?’ and I said, ‘I made it!’ It kind of gave me a trigger, like maybe I should do this for other people.”
Centre Avenue Corridor
The Centre Avenue Corridor project will lay the foundation for the transformation of 170 vacant or idle properties into multiple commercial, residential and office spaces over the next several years.
The 28-acre Lower Hill redevelopment will have a significant impact on the Hill District and entire Pittsburgh region. Part of this redevelopment involves transitioning land currently used as surface parking into a mix of office, retail, and housing, including the creation of a shared parking district.
4800 Block of Second Avenue
The redevelopment of the 4800 Block parcels along Second Avenue will transform and activate an important neighborhood corridor in Hazelwood.
In Q2 of 2022, the URA and its affiliates
Provided8Small Business Loans or Grants
Invested$533Kin Small Businesses
Invested$1.53Min Affordable Units
Assisted6Residents Facing Housing Crisis
Invested$26Kin Façade Improvements
Invested$223Kin Vacant Property Maintenance
The URA is here for Pittsburgh's residents, neighborhoods, and businesses.
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