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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.

Allegheny Green Boulevard - Strategic Plan

Six-mile long riverfront planning study including Downtown, Lawrenceville, the Strip District, and Highland Park.

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August Wilson Center

The August Wilson Center is a 65,000 square-foot cultural facility in Downtown Pittsburgh that celebrates African American culture. It honors the rich legacy of Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson.

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August Wilson Home

Historic building renovation of August Wilson's home.

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City of Pittsburgh officials and stakeholders hold posters of the various avenues that are part of the initiative.

Avenues of Hope

A holistic model for rebuilding Pittsburgh's Black Main Streets

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Bakery Square

Rehabilitation and new construction of mixed-use development, including new hotel, retail, parking garage, and high-quality office space.

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Bakery Square 2.0

12-acre mixed-use development on the former Reizenstein School site. Project includes office, new residential housing, and significant green infrastructure.

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Bedford Dwellings

In 2016, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) received a federal Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant to help local leaders craft a comprehensive, homegrown plan to revitalize and transform the Bedford Dwellings and Middle Hill neighborhoods.

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Bonvue Street

The Bonvue Street development includes the renovation and resale of five single family homes located in the Observatory Hill neighborhood.

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Bradberry Building - Federal North

The Bradberry Building is part of a larger strategy to revitalize the entire Federal Street and North Avenue intersection and surrounding block. The building was converted into 16 apartments, with modern layouts, consisting of one studio apartment, (11) one-bedroom units, and (4) two-bedrooms apartments.

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