Pittsburgh's Urban Redevelopment Authority will seek a $5.6 million loan from the state to help improve Market Square. The URA is applying for the funds through Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.
Pittsburgh's Historic Review Commission has approved the proposed re-design of Market Square. But the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, which has invested in the project, has objected to plans that would remove some traffic from the square. Vehicles would still be allowed to drive around the perimeter of the square, but not through it.