Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced today that the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development of scattered sites, including City, URA, and Pittsburgh Parking Authority owned properties, in the City’s neighborhoods of Homewood and North Point Breeze, Larimer, and East Liberty, pending authorization from the URA Board of Directors. The development of these properties will expand East Liberty’s renewal into abutting neighborhoods and provide quality affordable and mixed-income housing opportunities, new business development prospects, and create new green spaces. The Board meets this afternoon at 2 p.m.
“The Mayor and I announced a few months ago a renewed focus on Homewood. The release of this RFQ, and the community process it represents, is the culmination of three and a half years of hard work and planning,” said Councilman Reverend Burgess. “This is a new and exciting time for Homewood and North Point Breeze.”
“Pittsburgh's Renaissance is unlike any other the City has experienced because it focuses on the City’s neighborhoods,” said Senator Jim Ferlo. “Residents of Larimer have done a tremendous job of empowering themselves around a consensus group, and partnering with us to establish a united community vision. Now it's time for years of effort and dedication to bear fruit, and I'm excited to see what kind of proposals we'll get.”
The East Liberty site calls for mixed-use development.
*The “Bridging the Busway” study examines how to connect the South Homewood side of the busway with the North Point Breeze side by developing a mixed-income, mixed-use development on both sides of the busway, including portions of the Lexington Technology site and the vacant land along Homewood Avenue as far north as Hamilton Avenue.
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