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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development


HPD and NYCEDC Request for Proposals for Coney Island Mixed-Use Development Opportunity

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) are pleased to invite experienced real estate developers to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a prime parcel of vacant City-owned land in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The development will include a community center on the ground floor and more than 150 units of housing above. The site is located within the boundaries of the Coney Island I Urban Renewal Area and comprises approximately 65,000 square feet. The site is bounded by Surf Avenue and privately owned land to the south, West 29th Street to the east, P.S. 329 (Surfside School) to the north, and West 30th Street to the west. Development proposals that are most responsive to the community’s expressed goals for the community center and that provide the greatest affordability using the least amount of subsidy will be given preference. This RFP responds to the City's Strategic Plan for Coney Island, which will transform the area into a year-round entertainment destination with seaside attractions and a stronger, more vibrant residential community. In September 2003, the Mayor, City Council, and Brooklyn Borough President formed the Coney Island Development Corporation (CIDC) to spearhead and implement the Plan, and to create a coordinated strategy for the area. Crafted in collaboration with community residents and businesses, the Strategic Plan, announced in September 2005 provides a roadmap for the CIDC and its partners. A new community center, as well as additional residential development, has been a key goal for the community

Interested organizations that choose to download the RFP using the link below must register. Registered Applicants will receive any updates or additional communications regarding this RFP. A hard copy of the RFP can be obtained at 100 Gold Street, Room 9I-2, New York, NY during business hours beginning Wednesday, May 17, 2006 for a $75 non-refundable fee in the form of a certified check or money order payable to the New York City Department of Finance.  The RFP contains a detailed description of the background, development program, requirements, guidelines, eligibility requirements, selection process, and submission requirements.

The executive summary of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is included in the RFP. The entire ESA is available using the link below or a hard copy can be purchased for an additional $100 non-refundable fee.

A pre-submission conference will be held on May 31, 2006 at 2:00 pm at HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 1R, New York, NY. All proposals are due by hand no later than 4:00 p.m. on July 12, 2006. HPD strongly recommends that interested Applicants attend this pre-submission conference, as this will be the only opportunity to ask questions and receive answers in person regarding the RFP. People with disabilities requiring special accommodations to pick up the RFP or to attend and/or participate in the pre-submission conference should contact the person listed below. All communications and inquiries regarding this RFP should be directed in writing to:

Sabra Loewus
HPD Office of Development
Division of Planning and Pipeline Development
100 Gold Street, Room 9I-2
New York, NY 10038
Telephone: (212) 863-6538
Fax: (212) 853-5052

Responses to all inquiries will be collectively provided at the pre-submission conference and in an addendum, which will be posted here and sent to all registered prospective Applicants after the pre-submission conference.

Click here to download the RFP:
Surf Avenue and West 29th Street - Coney Island, Brooklyn(in PDF)
Pre-Submission Conference Presentation (in PDF)
Coney Island Pre-Submission Conference Q&A No. 1 (in PDF)
Coney Island Pre-Submission Conference Q&A No. 2 (in PDF)

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