URA gives SouthSide Works developer 3 more years (Mark Belko, P-G)
What would be so awful about allowing the unruly masses to lease that vacant property they helped to finance? Competition is awesome, and a deal is a deal!
East Liberty's Bakery Square project will receive $10M (Sam Spatter, Trib)
Yet somehow, Concord Hospitality and its hotel project was frozen out. Cameo appearance by City Planning Commission member Todd Reidbord.
And don't you worry yourselves, Allegheny Institute -- this TIFF is totally gonna pay for itself!
The URA is also purchasing a $20,000 study from Point Park University on how to improve Downtown, and we have no problem with that. We are eagerly anticipating our newest university's scholarship!
Note: Technically, the URA didn't do any of this stuff yet -- City Council, and others in some cases, must first sign off on it. Look alive.
Pittsburgh agency might offer new business breaks (Bonnie Pfister, Trib; h/t MR)
This headline speaks for itself. But the story includes this morsel:
Releasing the parcels from TIF districts would make those properties available for tax abatements, the document states, and allow TIF status to be bestowed on other properties that are declared blighted.
Any particular "blighted" property they might be eyeing? Any ideas at all?
Finally: Don Kortlandt steps in as acting Executive Director. Jerome Dettore is off to write his book.