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Progress on Federal North Redevelopment Project

August 16th, 2008 · 10 Comments

The Urban Redevelopment Authority on Thursday gave Aiello Development and the JRA Development Group exclusive rights to produce architectural plans for six parcels in the Federal North Corridor near the Garden Theater, as well as develop a budget and secure tenants, for six months (with the possibility of a six month extension). Their plans for […]

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Tags: City of Pittsburgh · Commercial Real Estate · Federal North · Mexican War Streets · URA

URA to FINALLY acquire Garden Theatre

February 17th, 2007 · 8 Comments

I missed the news yesterday in the paper that the URA is going to take possession of the Garden Theatre on Wednesday. Thanks Doug for bringing it to my attention. Here is the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article on the news. Now the question is whether the request for developer proposals that have been released for the […]

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Tags: Commercial Real Estate · North Shore · Pittsburgh · Real Estate · URA

North Shore activity

December 28th, 2006 · 12 Comments

Just days after the announcement that the new Pittsburgh casino will be located on the North Shore, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed the North Shore another victory. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported today that the URA was vindicated in its efforts to seize an adult theater on the North Side by eminent domain nearly ten years ago; it […]

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Tags: casino · Federal North · Neighborhoods · North Shore · Pittsburgh · URA

Downtown Apartments or Condos?

November 30th, 2006 · 12 Comments

The latest news in the redevelopment of the Fifth-Forbes area by Millcraft Industries is that there will be no condos, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article.  Instead, the developers are planning to construct apartments to capture historic tax credits. I’m surprised that they can’t make the economics work for a downtown development with condominiums.  There seem […]

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Tags: Condos · Downtown · Fifth Forbes · URA

Bakery Square: A Walnut Capital project in East Liberty

October 13th, 2006 · No Comments

Walnut Capital has asked the Urban Redevelopment Authority for tax breaks in the redevelopment of the former Nabisco factory in East Liberty, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Walnut Capital’s plan is for the creation of a mixed use development called “Bakery Square” or, as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called it, “Bakery Row.”  Based on the drawings, it […]

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Tags: Commercial Real Estate · East Liberty · Pittsburgh · Real Estate · URA

Latest Pittsburgh Real Estate News:

July 15th, 2006 · 6 Comments

The URA and Ferchill Group are in talks for a new building at the Pittsburgh Technology Center.  The URA has also set an October deadline for Millcraft and a 5th-Forbes redevelopment plan. The Clark Building on Liberty Avenue, home to the Pittsburgh Culinary Institute, sold to a NY investor. The Post-Gazette is excited about wireless downtown and the North […]

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Tags: Commercial Real Estate · Fifth Forbes · Pittsburgh · Real Estate · transportation · URA

Pittsburgh real estate news

July 13th, 2006 · 14 Comments

The continuing progress of Pittsburgh in development seems to be the story after the All-Star Game, at least according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Point State Park is set to get a major renovation next year.  Local events like the Arts Festival and Three Rivers Regatta are searching for new venues. City & business leaders are hopeful that the mayor’s […]

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Tags: Downtown · Jefferson Hills · Point State Park · URA