Working to Improve Neighborhoods & Lives
The URA is involved in hundreds of projects throughout the City of Pittsburgh. Our projects are diverse and have all been completed with input from community development organizations throughout the city. Through URA loans, strategic partnerships and other economic development initiatives, the URA is committed to supporting the next generation of creators, thinkers, innovators and inventors that are transforming our community.
The Morningside Crossing development is an adaptive reuse of the former Morningside School building plus a new addition into 46 units of mixed-income senior housing, a new community center and a public plaza.
Krause Commons is a new, affordable rental building in the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. Opened in December 2018, Krause Commons consists of 33 affordable units, 17 of which have a preference for residents with intellectual and/or mental health disabilities.
The Ace Hotel, a hotel development project in East Liberty's business district, preserved the former East Liberty YMCA, a National Historic property.
Lawrenceville Community Land Trust
The first phase of the Lawrenceville Community Land Trust consists of the new construction of six for-sale homes and the rehabilitation of one for-sale home in Upper Lawrenceville. The homes will be permanently affordable to households that are less than 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI).
Larimer / East Liberty Choice Neighborhoods Initiative
The Larimer / East Liberty Choice Neighborhoods Initiative is a $30M award from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to revitalize the Larimer/East Liberty Neighborhood. Revitalization includes 334 new housing units and neighborhood park.
SouthSide Works is a 123-acre riverfront brownfield redevelopment situated along the Monongahela River on the former site of a closed steel mill. Located in Pittsburgh's South Side, this mixed-use project includes residential and commercial space, a marina, riverfront park and 5 miles of new multi-use trails.
The URA's redevelopment of former industrial sites, or brownfield sites, has been a critical component of Pittsburgh’s transformation.
Smallman St. & Produce Terminal
The Smallman St. and Produce Terminal projects pay homage to the area’s past as the central hub for the region’s wholesale produce while bringing new life to this iconic part of the Strip District. These projects are anticipated to make the Smallman Street corridor (between 16th and 21st Streets) a safer, more engaging destination and add 160,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial and retail space, including 40,000 square feet for local and regional businesses and a "food centric" marketplace.
Acquisition of 653-acres of land in Hays Woods. Substantially all of the site will be conserved for public use.
Hillcrest Senior Residences
A former Giant Eagle supermarket was demolished and replaced by a four-story senior housing apartment building in Carrick. The building consists of 66 apartment units for senior citizens.
Homewood Pedestrian and Transit Improvement Project
The Homewood Pedestrian and Transit Improvement Project will construct improvements identified through Homewood's resident-driven Cluster Plan, and echoed in the City Safe Routes To School Plan, and The Homewood Transit Oriented Development Study.
Improvements are bounded by the East Busway, Homewood Avenue, Hamilton Avenue, and Braddock Avenue, and anchored by neighborhood assets including Faison Elementary School, the neighborhood business district, and Homewood Station on the East Busway.
Funding for this project was made possible by the Transportation Alternatives Program through Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.
Homewood Station Senior Housing
The Homewood Senior Housing Development is a new construction mixed-use transit-oriented development offering 41 units of affordable senior housing.
Hot Metal Flats
New construction of a five-story, 117-unit market-rate apartment building with an integral, first floor parking garage containing 93 spaces.