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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
NYCHA, HPD Announce Developer for Prospect Plaza
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chairman John B. Rhea and New York City Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua today announced the selection of a development team for Prospect Plaza in Ocean Hill-Brownsville in Brooklyn. The agencies have selected Blue Sea Development Company, Pennrose Properties, Duvernay + Brooks, and Rosenberg Housing Group (Blue Sea & Partners) to develop the approximately 200,000 square feet, 4.5-acre area for new, affordable and public housing units. It will be constructed in three phases, creating a total of 364 new housing units, including 80 units of NYCHA public housing, and 284 affordable housing apartments. The project will include a space for a new supermarket, community facility space with a rooftop greenhouse, and a new recreation area. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded NYCHA a HOPE VI Grant to revitalize Prospect Plaza. The Program emphasizes partnerships with community residents, other agencies, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses to leverage support and resources. NYCHA will provide $15.5 million in HOPE VI Grant funds for the development of the public housing units at Prospect Plaza.




Wednesday, January 9, 2013
NYCEDC and HPD Announce Release of Request for Proposals to Develop 1.65 Million Square Feet of Mixed-Use Real Estate on Manhattan’s Lower East Side
New York City, January 9, 2013 – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today announced the next major step in transforming the largest parcel of under-developed City-owned land in Manhattan below 96th Street into vibrant, mixed-use space in one of New York’s most dynamic, diverse and historic neighborhoods. With the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) today, nine sites located near the intersection of Essex Street and Delancey Street are on their way to becoming a 1.65-million-square-foot development including 1,000 units of housing with half of the units being permanently affordable. In addition, the RFP calls for new commercial space, a new and expanded Essex Street Market, open space, and the potential for a school and other community space. The development will create approximately 1,000 permanent jobs and 5,000 construction jobs.




Tuesday, January 8, 2013
THE BLUESTONE ORGANIZATION, NEW YORK CITY REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK STATE AND GOLDMAN SACHS ANNOUNCE THE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON 161ST STREET APARTMENTS IN JAMAIC
The Bluestone Organization and the New York City Regional Economic Development Council (NYCREDC) today joined with Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, City Council Members Leroy Comrie and James Gennaro, the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), New York State Homes & Community Renewal and the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group to officially break ground on the 161st Street Jamaica Apartments.



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