New York City Economic Development Corporation

11-24 Jackson Avenue

City Seeking Developer for Mixed-Use Site at 11-24 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

The New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have launched a request for proposals (RFP) for the 58,000-square-foot development site at 11-24 Jackson Avenue, located in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. The city is seeking a development team to deck over the site, which has railroad tracks passing underneath, and build a mixed-use project. Ideally, the project would have mixed-income residential units, ground-floor retail space, community facility space and open public space. The expectation is for the city to sell the site, DNAinfo reported.


124 East 14th Street

High-Tech Office Building Planned at 124 East 14th Street, Union Square

The New York City Economic Development Corporation has selected RAL Development Services to develop a high-tech office building at 124 East 14th Street, near Union Square. Civic Hall, an organization that describes itself as a “collaborative innovation center,” will anchor the new building, Politico reported. It’s unclear whether the project will include other uses. The 15,450-square-foot site, occupied by a vacant, two-story commercial building, can accommodate up to 92,700 square feet of commercial space. An additional 46,350 square feet of space could be built as residential or community facility space. Demolition permits have not been filed.


Sea View Healthy Community

City Seeks Expressions of Interest for Mixed-Use Redevelopment of Seaview Hospital, Staten Island

As promised earlier this year, the New York City Economic Development Corporation has launched a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) to redevelop the crumbling, 80-acre Seaview Hospital complex at 460 Brielle Avenue, in central Staten Island. The city is seeking a development team to transform the former tuberculosis hospital into a mixed-use neighborhood called Sea View Healthy Community. There would be a mix of medical offices, retail spaces, residential units including affordable housing, community facilities, and public open space. Proposals are due March 24, 2017, DNAinfo reported.

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East River

Mayor de Blasio Unveils Development Plans for Applied Life Sciences Campus Along East River

Mayor Bill de Blasio has disclosed development plans for the Applied Life Sciences Campus, to be built at an undetermined site located along the East River, either in Manhattan or Queens. The city is expected to pump $100 million into the project, Commercial Observer reported. The facility would be geared towards research, development, and training in bioengineering. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is anticipating to release a request for expressions of interest next year, with a goal to complete the project by 2021.


1221 Spofford Avenue

Five-Building, 740-Unit Mixed-Use Project To Replace Detention Center At 1221 Spofford Avenue, Hunts Point

A development team has been selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to build a five-building, 740-unit mixed-use project at the site of the abandoned Spofford Juvenile Detention Center. The facility, spread across five acres, is located at 1221 Spofford Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Hunts Point section. The development team comprises of Gilbane Development Company, the Hudson Companies, and Mutual Housing Association of New York.


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