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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.

Skinny Building

Façade, historic, downtown, public art, art, renovation, restoration, preservation, RCAP, PHLF, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

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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. 

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South Hills High School

The adaptive reuse and substantial rehabilitation of the former school into a mixed-use / mixed-income development containing 84 affordable rental units, 22 market rate units and approximately 13,500 square feet of commercial space.

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South Shore Riverfront Park

Located at SouthSide Works between the 25th and Hot Metal Streets along the Monongahela River, the 3.2-acre public park on the former LTV steel site has transformed the industrial riverscape into a vibrant public space for recreation, relaxation and special events, and a key link to local and regional trail systems.

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SouthSide Works

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.

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Spahr Building

The Spahr Building project involved the renovation of a vacant commercial building in the commercial core of Pittsburgh's Hazelwood neighborhood. It has sparked the revitalization of the Second Avenue neighborhood business district, reversing a decades-old dynamic of disinvestment.

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Susquehanna Homes

Susquehanna Homes Phase II is a 36 unit scattered-site, affordable rental project in the Homewood neighborhood of the city.

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