URA Initiatives in Crawford Roberts and Hazelwood to Support Neighborhood Stability and Home Ownership

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 9, 2021) New for-sale housing is planned to be built on vacant parcels owned by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in Crawford Roberts and Hazelwood, moving the lots back onto tax rolls and incorporating affordable housing units. 

The URA board is set to vote on plans from Bridging the Gap Development to build six for-sale townhomes on 12 URA parcels on Wylie Avenue, Roberts Street, Peach Street, Peach Way and Manilla Street in the Crawford Square Homes Redevelopment Area.  

Two of the houses are planned for households with incomes up to 80% Area Median Income (AMI). 

“Building on these lots has long been a goal of the Crawford Square Home Owners Association, and I want to thank the developers and the URA for working together on this next phase of growth in this thriving neighborhood,” City Councilman Daniel Lavelle said. 

In Hazelwood, the URA is set to enter exclusive negotiations with the City of Bridges Community Land Trust (CBCLT) for the sale of eight publicly owned parcels along Chatsworth and Hazelwood Avenues to build affordable housing units. 

CBCLT plans to build 12 new, permanently affordable for-sale units available to households between 50% and 80% AMI.  

“This project will take vacant lots off an important corridor in Hazelwood, strengthen the residential character of the neighborhood, and allow lower-income residents to be a part of the rebirth of the community,” Councilman Corey O’Connor said. 

The plans go before the URA board on Thursday. 



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Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor's Office