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Community-Driven Development in Uptown Seeking Proposals

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 1, 2019) The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is requesting proposals from developers and/or development teams to purchase and redevelop a combination of URA and City-owned sites at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Dinwiddie Street within the Uptown area of the City of Pittsburgh. 

The goal of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to implement the community supported vision as identified in the EcoInnovation District (EID) Plan that was adopted by the City Planning Commission in September 2017.  The vision described in the EID Plan calls for an Uptown that repairs the environment and provides its residents with healthy activities and connections to nature; allows everyone to benefit in the greening and growth of the district; serves as a model for sustainable development and renewable energy systems; and moves boldly forward while celebrating its history and unique urban character.

Prior to issuing this RFP, the Department of City Planning led a charette and open house event to gather input from community members, stakeholders, and design professionals around the reuse of the site.  A summary of the input gathered is included in the RFP.  Interested developers should plan to attend a pre-proposal conference on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at noon ET, as private appointments will not be scheduled. The meeting location for the pre-proposal conference will be at 1807 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15219, currently used as the City’s Department of Public Works warehouse. Responses are due April 10, 2019 at Noon ET. 

The URA uses Public Purchase, a web-based e-Procurement service for the automatic notification and transmittal of RFPs, RFQs, and bid opportunities at no charge to vendors. All parties interested in responding to this RFP or receiving notifications when the URA releases an opportunity must register with Public Purchase and then register with the URA. Instructions for the two-step registration process can be found on the URA’s website. All questions regarding this RFP should be submitted through Public Purchase.


Timothy McNulty, Communications Director, Office of Mayor William Peduto, 412-660-1999,

Gigi Saladna, Chief Communications Officer, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, 412-255-6434,



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