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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 3, 2001

Press Contacts:
Carol Abrams (212) 863-5176
Kim Brown (212) 863-8076

HPD Issues RFP for Environmentally-Friendly Mixed-Use Development in Manhattan's Clinton Neighborhood

At Least 350 Units of Rental Housing, Retail, Cultural Facilities, and Public Open Space to be Created

HPD Commissioner Jerilyn Perine today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of environmentally friendly buildings on two large City-owned sites in the Clinton neighborhood in midtown Manhattan. The RFP calls for the creation of mixed-income rental housing, retail space, cultural facilities and publicly accessible open space.

The "Green Building" concept promotes environmentally and financially sound new development geared toward greater energy efficiency, as well as the use of renewable and sustainable resources. That approach results in buildings that minimize environmental impact during the construction process and after the development is complete, and reduces maintenance and operating costs over the life of the development.

"We are excited to make these properties available for a mixed-use project that represents HPD's first significant implementation of the 'Green Building' concept," said Commissioner Perine. "HPD led the revitalization of the Clinton neighborhood through years of investment in rehabilitation and new construction of affordable housing. I am pleased that HPD will continue to lead on a new front; promoting new housing that's both environmentally and financially sound."

The development area along 10th Avenue is within walking distance of the Midtown business district, Times Square, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center and Central Park. To complement the surrounding area, the RFP calls for the creation of new amenities on-site, including retail space, cultural facilities, and publicly accessible open space.

HPD will select a development team for the site based on an evaluation of the respondent's experience and capacity, its commitment to the highest quality design and program for the site, the level of compliance with green building and sustainable development requirements, and other factors as noted in the RFP.

The RFP is currently available on HPD's website, nyg.gov/hpd, or may be obtained via mail or in person from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at HPD's offices at 100 Gold Street, Room 9-E3, New York, NY 10038. For more information, contact Juan Barahona at 212.863.6054. A $75 non-refundable fee in the form or a certified check or money order, payable to the New York City Department of Finance, must be presented to receive a hard copy of 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 Mr. Barahona so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

HPD's mission is to promote quality housing and viable neighborhoods for New Yorkers. The department is the nation's largest municipal housing development agency. Since Fiscal Year 1994, the agency has completed the construction or rehabilitation of 73,090 units of affordable housing. To request a Homeownership Kit, call HPD's Information Line at (212) 863-8000. For more information about affordable rental housing, call HPD's Affordable Housing Hotline at (212) 863-5610 or log on to nyc.gov/hpd.




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