City of Pittsburgh Council District 6
URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AGENDA UPDATES

Greetings,

 
One of my prime commitments as your City Councilman is to stimulate economic development throughout the District. To achieve that goal, investments in the district are vital to not only provide jobs, but to also put in place long term sustainability to keep District 6 growing and thriving. That is why I am happy to announce to you the developmental progress that is taking place in the District. 
 
Through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, the Duquesne University School of Law Clinical Education Building will be relocated and expanded. With this relocation and expansion, the Duquesne University School of Law will undertake pro bono legal work into a newly renovated space.
 
The URA’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has given authorization for the Gardens at Market Square and the Pittsburgh Public Market to enter a loan agreement. The plans for the Garden at Market Square are to have 125,000 square feet of office space, 13,000 square feet of first floor retail, a hotel and approximately 320 space parking garage. The Garden will tie into the recently redeveloped Market Square that could bring more than 1,200 jobs. The Pittsburgh Public Market is relocating is operations to 2401 Penn Avenue which will include the benefits of having more space to house more start ups to local merchants, improved infrastructure, a commercial kitchen and being in a more residential area of the Strip District. 
 
The Schenley Heights Production Homes project is a housing project that will consist of six new, detached, single-family, market-rate, for-sale homes. Each unit will have three floors of living space along with a full basement and an integral garage. This project will have a portion of its construction costs covered by a grant provided by the Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation in the amount of $495,000. The homes will be located along the 900 block of Anaheim Street and Bryn Mawr Road in the Hill District.
 
The Miller/Reed For-Sale Development is a project to develop 19 units of for-sale market rate housing in several phases in a site bounded by Reed, Miller, Colwell and Vine Streets in Crawford-Roberts neighborhood. This development project has been authorized by the URA to apply for Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund.  The CTIF is intended to provide financial assistance to entities to facilitate economic development through infrastructure assistance, stabilize or correct existing infrastructure problems, or plan and prepare sites and buildings for future use. The developer of the Miller/Reed project, Trek Development Group, will use the CITF funds to plan and prepare the site for future use. This will include acquisition, engineering, environmental and architectural costs. 
 
The District 6 office will continually keep you updated on what is happening throughout the district. For any questions or concerns, please contact me at 412-255-2134.
 
Thank you,
 
R. Daniel Lavelle
 
Published:
Friday, April 12, 2013
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Office of Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle
414 Grant Street, 5th Floor | City County Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2134 | facsimile 412-255-0737


 

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