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URA and Historic Deutschtown Development Corporation Select Two Partners for Redevelopment in East Ohio Street Business District

Press Release
November 12, 2021

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 12, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) have partnered with the Historic Deutschtown Development Corporation (HDDC) on the redevelopment of three contiguous properties in the East Allegheny neighborhood and East Ohio Street business district.  

Two of the properties, 624 and 628 E Ohio Street, are currently owned by the URA and 620 E Ohio Street is currently owned by the HDDC. Teams from both the URA and the community-based organization reviewed proposals for redevelopment of the properties and have selected R. Kyndall and Fulani Development Group.  

"This redevelopment project will bring new opportunities for retail and office space to the E Ohio Street business corridor, in line with the community's vision for their neighborhood business district," said Mayor William Peduto. "I'd like to thank the community, HDDC, URA, R. Kyndall and Fulani Development Group for their partnership on this project." 

The $4.9 million proposed redevelopment of the 13,240 square foot combined parcel will include retail space on the first floor and add a second and third story for commercial office space with ADA accessibility. The spaces will be constructed as “vanilla shell,” meaning the walls, flooring, ceilings, lighting and plumbing will be finished to save cost on tenant buildouts.  

"I'm excited for the redevelopment of these vacant properties on East Ohio Street,” said City Councilman Bobby Wilson. “This is a substantial investment in one of the great Main Streets in the City of Pittsburgh. Though the construction of I-279 nearly broke the spine of this historic Northside business district, investments like this will help us continue to revitalize East Ohio Street. I am looking forward to working with the community to attract stable and successful retail and commercial tenants at these properties."  

The partnership with R. Kyndall and Fulani Development group will be presented to the URA Board at their meeting next Tuesday. Both redevelopment partners will continue to work with community stakeholders to attract retail and professional jobs to the East Ohio business district. 

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