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