Inwood 9th Avenue RFP - Overview

Inwood 9th Avenue RFP Site Overview

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Site Overview

Rendering of the area for the proposed development

What Are We Planning for the Site?

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is planning for development of affordable housing, community amenities, including a center focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and publicly accessible waterfront open space. HPD does this planning in collaboration with the community, so keep reading to find out how to get involved!

Inwood 9th Avenue is a City-owned site. The development of City-owned land for affordable housing is initiated through a competitive process called a Request for Proposals (RFP) that asks developers to respond to a set of goals and guidelines for the site that reflect community priorities.

Where is the Site?

Map showing the location of the proposed development

About the Site

The Inwood 9th Avenue site is an approximately 93,737 square foot lot located at 4095 9th Avenue between 220th Street and 218th Street in Manhattan Community District 12. Formerly used as a parking lot, the site now sits empty along the Harlem River waterfront. The site is at the northeastern tip of Inwood, close to Isham and Inwood Hill parks.

There are nearby medium-density residential neighborhoods west of Broadway and 10th Avenue. Broadway serves as the main commercial corridor and is lined with a series of commercial, institutional, and automotive uses. Educational institutions and healthcare centers in the area include Zeta Inwood Elementary School and Zeta Manhattan Middle School, CUNY in the Heights, and New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital. Columbia University’s Baker Athletic Complex provides community members public access to a variety of sports and recreational amenities throughout the year through scheduled public access, facilities rental, community programming, and tickets to Columbia Athletics events. Muscota Marsh is a green space to the northwest of the site offering close proximity to the salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Muscota Marsh waterfront offers organized boating programs to the public.  

The site is approximately one-quarter mile from the 215th Street subway station, with service to the 1 line. Bus lines Bx7, Bx20, BxM1, and M100 are also within a short walking distance of the site offering access to Harlem, East Midtown, and Riverdale.