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Swisshelm Park Solar

Remediation and redevelopment of property in the Swisshelm Park neighborhood into a highly-efficient solar array project

The URA plans to remediate the site and issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for redevelopers and/or redevelopment teams to enter into a long-term lease agreement and redevelop a 15-acre property in the Swisshelm Park neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh.  

Background

The goal of this project is to remediate the site and select a redeveloper who can complete a highly-efficient solar array project and construct an access road to the site, while managing an effective community outreach strategy, encouraging ecological biodiversity, and ensuring a completed product that will complement a Frick Park Extension on the neighboring parcels. 

For decades, the URA has intended to build housing on this site as the third and final phase of the Summerset at Frick Park development. This project marks a change of direction, and a turn toward a cleaner energy future for the City of Pittsburgh. 

Timeline

Phase 1: Remediation

  • Community Input Meeting (October 18, 2023)

  • Remediation RFP Releases (Q3 2024)

  • RFP Closes (Q4 2024)

  • Remediation Construction Commences (Q1 2025)

 


Phase 2: Solar Development

  • Solar Development RFP Releases (Q3 2025)

  • RFP Closes (Q4 2025)

  • Review Committee Shortlists Developers (Q4 2025)

  • Design & Development Review Community Meeting (Q4 2025)

  • Pre Final Design Community Meeting (Q4 2025)

  • Solar Construction Commences (Q1 2026)

Stay Up to Date

If you would like to be kept informed about upcoming community meetings related to this project, please contact Lilly Freedman at Lfreedman@ura.org

Questions? Email Lilly Freedman, Manager of Development Projects

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