Climbing in the Hill: URA board approves negotiations for Hill District development

As part of Develop PGH, PublicSource will report here about notable actions and conversations from the monthly meetings of the Urban Redevelopment Authority [URA]. The meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. A city that has long struggled to get abandoned property back into use is trying a new model in the Hill District. In the short run, it could put 55 parcels along Centre Avenue back into private hands, create or enhance several businesses and add affordable housing and amenities to the neighborhood. Long-term?