URA Requesting Additional Community Feedback on Future End Use of the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum
Brief survey is now live, and community can submit responses until August 19
PITTSBURGH, PA (July 12, 2022) The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced today that it is requesting additional community feedback on the future end use of the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, known as the Homewood Coliseum, located at 7310 Frankstown Avenue in the Homewood neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh. The URA has set up a brief survey for members of the Homewood community to share their vision for the site. The survey will be live until August 19, 2022, and can be found here. Homewood residents can also call 412-676-7550 to leave their name and desired end use for the site.
"Listening to the community before we take action is critical in making sure more voices are heard in decisions that impact their lives," said Mayor Ed Gainey. "It is our hope that more community members are able to participate in the survey in order to give the URA valuable feedback before making their final determination on the future of the Homewood Coliseum"
In July 2021, the URA issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the future redevelopment of the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum. The URA’s Review Committee received 10 responses and four finalists were selected to present their concepts to the community: Conturo Prototyping, Rico Rucker - #buybacktheblockmovement, The Mall of the Mighty, and Tamiya Clements - Royal Heritage.
These developer finalists presented their concepts during a Homewood Community Development Collaborative meeting on April 26, 2022, to introduce the proposals and elicit feedback. Since that time, three of the developers were selected to move forward after they submitted the required documentation needed to determine the financial feasibility of each proposal. Those three are Conturo Prototyping, Rico Rucker - #buybacktheblockmovement, and Tamiya Clements - Royal Heritage.
The URA's Review Committee, made up of URA staff and representation from elected officials, the Department of City Planning, and Homewood Community Development Collaborative, will make a final recommendation to the URA Board on the developer and future end use of the site by September 2022.
"While we held a meeting in April to hear from the members of the Homewood community, we know that not everyone was able to attend and provide feedback about the future of the Homewood Coliseum,” said URA Executive Director Greg Flisram. “This survey is a tool to help us gather more information from the community and to help guide us as we make the final determination on the Homewood Coliseum. While the survey will inform us, it will not be the sole basis of our decision."
For more information on the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, and to view the proposals, click here.
About the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA)
The URA is the City of Pittsburgh's economic development agency, supporting the City’s economic development goals, which are designed to create a city of inclusive opportunity for residents, stakeholders, and communities. The URA is committed to creating more housing that is affordable to the average Pittsburgher; encouraging more entrepreneurship and small business development; promoting inclusive growth and quality job creation; expanding neighborhood and main streets revitalization efforts; and developing a talented workforce that is equipped with the skills of the future.