Bridging the Gap: In the News

Bridge to the future? $66.6 million Uptown development seen as neighborhood catalyst

Some two years in the making, a major residential and commercial development in Uptown could be ready to take a key step forward.

At its meeting Thursday, Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority board members will consider selling more than 30 parcels of publicly owned land for $2.4 million plus costs to an affiliate of Bridging the Gap Development LLC for the two-phase project.

The URA and the developer are still negotiating how the purchase price will be split between the phases.

Bridging the Gap is proposing a massive $66.6 million mixed-use development along Fifth Avenue that would span both sides of Dinwiddie Street about six blocks from PPG Paints Arena.