In April of this year the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) hired Texas-based Asakura Robinson LLC to provide consulting services for the Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan.
The Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan will serve as the basis for future planning activities, neighborhood design, and a framework for investment within the Homewood neighborhoods. It is intended that the plan will be formally adopted by the City Planning Commission and incorporated into the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The scope for the comprehensive plan will include planning gap analysis, an inventory of community assets, the development of community goals and objectives, and an implementation plan and metric evaluation system.
The planning process will be managed by the Department of City Planning (DCP) and led in partnership with the Homewood Community Development Collaborative (HCDC).
Asakura Robinson Company LLC was selected by the review committee as the most qualified firm to perform the work. Asakura Robinson Company LLC is a planning, urban design, and landscape architecture firm which strengthens environments and empowers communities through innovation, stewardship, and an integrated design and planning process. Asakura Robinson LLC will pair their extensive national experience with local expertise including the Urban Kind Institute and Brean Associates.
The contract is expected to span 8 to 12 months and will not exceed $150,000.