Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

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Not to be confused with Urban Redevelopment Authority.
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
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Agency overview
Formed 1946[1]
Jurisdiction City of Pittsburgh
Headquarters 200 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Agency executives Yarone Zober[2], Chairman
Rob Stephany[2], Executive Director
Website http://www.ura.org

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA)[1] is the City of Pittsburgh’s economic development agency, committed to creating jobs, expanding the City’s tax base and improving the vitality of businesses and neighborhoods. The URA achieves this mission by assembling, preparing and conveying sites for major mixed-use developments; and by providing a portfolio of programs that include financing for business location, relocation and expansion, housing construction and rehabilitation, and home purchases and improvements.

The URA pays $3,600 annually to Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney to lobby the Pennsylvania General Assembly.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Us". www.ura.org. Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh. 
  2. ^ a b "Board of Directors". www.ura.org. Urban Redevelopment Authority Of Pittsburgh. 
  3. ^ Bumsted, Brad; Mike Wereschagin (November 29, 2009). "Lobbyist expenses wasteful, critics say". Pittsburgh Tribune Review.