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Lease Sites

       

NYCHA looked for opportunities to build new market-rate and low-income housing and, in limited cases, commercial, retail, and community facilities on NYCHA campuses while ensuring that no public housing apartments would be demolished and no families displaced. Because of the substantial unmet capital needs across NYCHA developments citywide today, we are principally focused on sites that can be developed under existing New York City zoning regulations, and have the ability to generate revenue for NYCHA. In the beginning of the year, NYCHA commenced a multi-year effort to engage residents, elected officials and other community leaders in the development process of its land lease initiative. Based on discussions, NYCHA plans to further develop and then issue a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) in the summer for 14 sites located within eight (8) developments in Manhattan south of 110th St. 

Land Lease Pre-RFP Documents

 

 

Prior to the release of the RFP, NYCHA is making Pre-Request for Proposal documents (pre-RFP) available for public review that summarize the terms that NYCHA is considering utilizing in its land lease RFP.  

NYCHA’s Core Principles for Development

  • NYCHA would remain the landlord and retain ownership of the land under the new buildings via 99-year ground leases
  • Replacement of all parking spaces for all current parking permit holders at impacted developments
  • Compactor yards relocated on campus
  • Replace or reconfigure impacted areas (i.e. seating areas and gardens) where space is available
  • Location of new buildings along street fronts to encourage pedestrian traffic and campus integration with the neighborhood 




Campos Plaza
Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza I & II are on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Campos Plaza Lease Initiative Pre-RFP Site Development Document
Campos Plaza Land Lease Proposal
Campos Plaza Resident Meeting


Carver Houses

Carver Houses
George Washington Carver Houses is located in East Harlem.
Carver Houses Land Lease Initiative Pre-RFP Site Development Document
Carver Houses Land Lease Proposal
Carver Houses Resident Meeting


LaGuardia Houses

LaGuardia Houses
Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia Houses is located on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
LaGuardia Land Lease Initiative Pre-RFP Site Development Document
LaGuardia Houses Land Lease Proposal
LaGuardia Houses Resident Meeting


Meltzer Tower

Meltzer Tower
Max Meltzer Tower is located on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Meltzer Land Lease Initiative Pre-RFP Site Development Document
Meltzer Tower Land Lease Proposal
Meltzer Tower Resident Meeting


Washington Houses

Washington Houses
President George Washington Houses is located in East Harlem.
Washington Houses Land Lease Initiative Pre-RFP Site Development Document
Washington Houses Land Lease Proposal
Washington Houses Resident Meeting


Baruch Houses

Baruch Houses
Bernard M. Baruch Houses is located in Lower Manhattan.
Baruch Houses Land Lease Initiative Pre-RFP Site Development Document
Baruch Houses Land Lease Proposal
Baruch Houses Resident Meeting


Smith Houses

Smith Houses
Governor Alfred E. Smith Houses is located in lower Manhattan.
Smith Houses Land Lease Initiative Pre-RFP Site Development Document
Smith Houses Land Lease Proposal
Smith Houses Resident Meeting


Douglass Houses

Douglass Houses
Frederick Douglass Houses is located in Upper Manhattan.
Douglass Houses Land Lease Initiative Pre-RFP Site Development Document
Douglass Houses Land Lease Proposal
Douglass Houses Resident Meeting

Resident Engagement