Office of Mayor William Peduto
Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)


The URA administers Federal and Commonwealth grants designed to provide a broad range of urban renewal and maintenance programs within the City. The Authority also coordinates efforts to improve the economic vitality, the housing stock, and overall living conditions within the City. The URA has a five-member board; each member is appointed by the Mayor.

Governing Documents

Ordinance 450 (1946)
URA By-laws
PA Urban Redevelopment Law

Appointment Guidelines

  • 5 members
    • All appointed by Mayor of Pittsburgh


  • Kevin Acklin, Chairman
    Term Expires 12/2/2016
  • Honorable Ed Gainey, Vice Chairman
    Term Expires 12/2/2015
  • Honorable Jim Ferlo, Treasurer
    Term Expires 12/2/2017
  • Honorable R. Daniel Lavelle
    Term Expires 12/2/2014
  • Cheryl Hall-Russell
    Term Expires 12/2/2018

Residency Requirements

Must be a resident of the City of Pittsburgh.




Usually the second Thursday of every month at 2PM, Wherrett Room on the 13th floor at 200 Ross St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Meeting Schedule 

Contact Information

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, 200 Ross Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-255-6600, Fax: 412-255-6617, Email: Click here.


The Office of Mayor William Peduto
512 City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-255-2626

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