PITTSBURGH, PA (September 13, 2018) Mayor William Peduto’s administration and the Urban Redevelopment Authority will be seeking redevelopment proposals for nearly 2 acre site in Crawford-Roberts that has been part of community-driven design plans for the Uptown EcoInnovation District.
At its meeting today the URA is set to announce it is issuing a Request for Proposals for a mixed use development of an assemblage of URA and City-Owned parcels (totaling 1.8 acres) located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Dinwiddie Street.
The URA owns approximately 11 parcels that are currently used for parking along Fifth Avenue, and approximately 19 parcels between Our Way and Colwell Street (2 parcels fronting Dinwiddie have standing structures). The City owns three parcels across Dinwiddie from the parking area, including a Department of Public Works Facility Maintenance structure on Fifth Avenue.
This property sits in the Uptown EcoInnovation District, which was adopted as the Zoning Code for this area in December 2017. The two-year process to create the EID included planning and public input specific to this site. In addition, the Department of City Planning and URA staff hosted a community design charrette in November 2017 focusing specifically on this development site. The EID, and findings from the community design charrette, will be incorporated into the RFP.
The URA is working with Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle to put together a RFP review committee of stakeholders, and is currently anticipating a November RFP release.