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URA Seeking Proposals for Purchase and Redevelopment of Historic Troy Hill Firehouse

Press Release
November 9, 2021

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 9, 2021) The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for redevelopers and/or redevelopment teams to purchase and redevelop the historic Troy Hill Firehouse at 1800 Ley Street in the Troy Hill neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh.

The goal of this RFP is to select a redeveloper who can complete a creative, high-quality, commercial or mixed-use development as permitted by Local Neighborhood Commercial (LNC) zoning guidelines while preserving the character of the historic building.

“The Troy Hill Firehouse is a historic gem and the type of building that makes each of our Pittsburgh neighborhoods so unique,” said URA Executive Director Greg Flisram. “We are excited to find a development proposal that respects its history and keeps this building a part Troy Hill’s future for the next 120 years."

"We have been working on this opportunity with the Troy Hill community to enhance this neighborhood asset. We are pleased to be taking this next step to explore options for this site and investment in the Lowrie Street business district," said Mayor William Peduto.

"The repurposing of the Historic Troy Hill Engine #39 Firehouse is an awesome opportunity to re-engage and revitalize this important section of the Lowrie Street business district and complement the existing anchor businesses," said Councilman Bobby Wilson. "I strongly encourage creative and motivated entrepreneurs to submit a proposal. This RFP process is community driven, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what the community chooses to fill this unique space." 

Interested redevelopers responding to this RFP should contact the URA's Gordon Hall via email at to register for the site tour. The site tour will be held on November 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please note that attendance to the site tour is mandatory. Redevelopers are encouraged to bring their architect, engineer, or any other applicable team members.

A Troy Hill neighborhood business district profile can be found here.

The full RFP can be found here. Responses are due December 6, 2021, at 5 p.m. ET.

The URA uses Ion Wave Technologies, a web-based e-Procurement service for the automatic notification and transmittal of RFPs, RFQs, and bid opportunities at no charge to vendors. All parties interested in responding to this RFP or receiving notifications when the URA releases an opportunity must register with IonWave and then register with the URA. Instructions for the two-step registration process can be found here. All questions regarding this RFP should be submitted through Ion Wave Technologies.


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.

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