URA set to buy property on Fifth The URA is proposing to pay $246,000 for a small four-story building at 212 Fifth owned by Candy-Rama Inc. It plans to pay $630,000 for a larger four-story building at 214-218 Fifth owned by Alfred B. Nunan next to G.C. Murphy's that currently houses three businesses, including a hat store that has been at the location for decades.
The acquisitions will add to the 15 properties the URA has purchased Downtown as part of Mayor Tom Murphy's effort to assemble land for the proposed redevelopment of the ragtag Fifth and Forbes retail corridor.
My view is NOT shared by that in the article. Herb Burger said that "anything the URA acquired Downtown is good new." Herb, my advice to you is, Think again!
We are getting a new mayor at the first of the year.
This might be another golden opportunity for those who might want to be the next Pittsburgh mayor to say something in public -- or on the internet.