351 Powers Avenue RFP

351 Powers Avenue RFP

351 Powers Avenue RFP

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The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is planning for affordable housing on the undeveloped portion of 351 Powers Avenue, a City-owned property located in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx.

The development of City-owned land for affordable housing is initiated through a competitive review process called a Request for Proposals (RFP) that asks developers to respond to a set of goals and guidelines for the site. In August 2022, HPD released the 351 Powers Avenue RFP.

Community Engagement

HPD conducted community outreach from the fall of 2021 through the spring of 2022 to gather input on the potential development of new affordable housing and neighborhood amenities at 351 Powers Avenue.

The goal of the outreach activities was to identify priorities for housing from those who live and work near the site and have an intimate understanding of neighborhood conditions and needs. Because this site will also be required to be built with climate resilient design, outreach activities also aimed to identify preferred design interventions that address extreme heat and flooding.

The 351 Powers Avenue Community Visioning Report summarizes the results of the 6-month engagement process. The report will be attached to the 351 Powers Avenue RFP, and development teams repsonding to the RFP are strongly encouraged to consult the report and thoughtfully respond in their proposal. HPD will evaluate how well development teams incorporate the community vision from this report in their submission.

Engagement Process

Community members were invited to engage in the following ways:

  • Fill out a project questionnaire
    An online individual questionnaire to gather input on design and housing priorities.
  • Contribute to the Public Comments Map 
    Tell us about the neighborhood by adding a comment on the map indicating important places for understanding the area and your ideas for the site. View the map to submit a comment.
  • Attend public events
    • Tabling events in Mott Haven
      Pop-up an event to introduce the project, and gather community input
      Oct. 13, 2021 - St. Mary’s Park
      Nov. 2, 2021 - P.S. 65 Election Day Polling Site
      Nov. 4, 2021 - St. Mary’s Park
      March 8, 2022 - 138th Street and Brook Avenue
      March 10, 2022 - 149th Street and Morris Avenue
      March 12th, 2022 - Mott Haven Public Library

    • Community Design Workshop
      Online public workshop to gather input on design and housing priorities
      Monday, November 8, 2021 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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