RFQ issued for Javits 1.2-acre site in Manhattan


A request for proposals for the commercial or mixed-use development of 418 11th Avenue, one of the last remaining vacant parcels on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan, is now open.

The approximately 1.2-acre site, referred to as Site K, is owned by the New York Convention Center Development Corporation – an Empire State Development subsidiary – and is located directly east of the main entrance to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which is currently undergoing a $1.5 billion, 1.2 million square-foot expansion.

Bounded by 35th and 36th streets, and 11th Avenue and Hudson Boulevard West, Site K is directly across from the Javits Center and one block from the High Line, the #7 subway line, Hudson Yards and Hudson River Park. Through the RFP and any selected project, Empire State Development expects to create new and sustainable economic opportunities for New York State, while ensuring meaningful participation by Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses.

Respondents may propose a commercial or mixed-use development, including hotel uses that are complementary to the Javits Center. Any proposals that include residential use must include 30 percent permanently affordable units as outlined in the RFP and in compliance with the Affordable New York program.

Submissions are due by Thursday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. The RFP and additional information about the process is available on Empire State Development’s website here, and questions should be directed to JavitsSiteKRFP@esd.ny.gov.


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