NYC issues RFP for housing developments in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking qualified teams to develop a series of mixed-use affordable housing developments in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Interested parties may submit proposals to develop one or more of the three sites included in the Broadway Triangle RFP. Sites included in this RFP had been subject to litigation between the City of New York and a coalition of community groups that was settled on Dec. 5, 2017. Proposals should reflect the applicable terms of that Court-ordered settlement agreement.

“Unlocking the development potential of our remaining public sites is critical to confronting the city’s affordability crisis,” HPD Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer said in a statement. “After many years, we are pleased to push forward in planning for the future of this site as affordable housing for New Yorkers at a range of incomes and family sizes. We look forward to reviewing proposals that will create a long-term asset for the surrounding neighborhood.”

The development area in the RFP offers nearly 70,000 square feet across three sites:

  • Site A consists of two distinct sites, about a 9,500-square-foot site along Flushing Avenue and about a 5,000-square-foot site along Bartlett St.
  • Site B consists of about a 27,000 square feet along Bartlett and Gerry streets.
  • Site C consists of 27,000 square feet along Throop Avenue between Bartlett and and Gerry Streets.

The developments will be part of the City’s Housing New York 2.0 plan to finance 300,000 affordable homes by 2026.

The deadline for submissions to the RFP will be Oct. 1, 2018.

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