The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for two city-owned development sites adjacent to each other, which total 4.5 acres, at 5-40 44th Drive and 4-99 44th Drive. Politico New York reports that the city is looking for developers to build “at least 300,000 square feet of commercial office or light manufacturing space, up to 1,000 apartments, a school, and a small park.” The site is currently located in a manufacturing district but would be rezoned for a mixed-use project. It currently consists of a single-story Department of Transportation facility, a surface parking lot, and a restaurant (which has a lease that expires in 2017). Proposals are due by May 26, 2016.
Woodhull Hospital has filed plans to erect a new building with supportive and affordable housing on its 1970s, Brutalist campus at the corner of Flushing and Broadway in northern Bed-Stuy.
A collection of townhouses are about to replace an aging two-story warehouse at 38-44 Lexington Avenue, between Classon and Grand avenues, in Clinton Hill.
A church-to-residential conversion project in Downtown Brooklyn looks like its getting close to finished, at least on the outside. Our friend Tectonic sent us some photos of 200 Nassau Street and the façade is almost entirely in place. There’s plenty of work still to be done at the ground level and a little on the top of the structure. Otherwise, things are looking good.
The West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing is proposing to demolish three city-owned parking garages at 151 West 108th, 143 West 108th, and 103 West 108th Street, and the five-story Valley Lodge 92-bed homeless shelter at 149 West 108th Street, on the Upper West Side. According to DNAinfo, the nonprofit is planning to build a new facility with a 110-bed homeless shelter and at least 280 residential units in two separate buildings. All of the apartments would be rented at below market-rates to a mix of seniors, singles, and families. The plans will be taken through the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) so larger buildings can be built, possibly generating an additional 90 residential units in the process. The nonprofit will also build a public bathroom at the adjacent Anibal Aviles Playground. Construction is expected to begin in 2017 and be completed in 2019.