Stapleton Site A RFP

Stapleton Site A RFP

Release date: 12/18/2020
Pre-Submission Conference: 01/05/2021
Submission deadline: 03/23/2021
Designation date: 10/13/2021

Renderings courtesy of Secchi Smith

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced the selection of a development team for the Stapleton Site A RFP. Monadnock, Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation (SCHDC), and The Master Group will transform the City-owned site in Stapleton on the North Shore of Staten Island into 100% affordable housing. The mixed-use development is anticipated to bring 360 new affordable homes, an all-inclusive health and social program for seniors operated by ArchCare, a new medical space for Richmond University, and a counseling center for the YMCA of Staten Island. More than half of the homes will serve extremely and very low-income households, including 54 homes reserved for formerly homeless households.

This project takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to addressing multiple climate hazards, including sea level rise, increasing precipitation, and increasing temperatures through resilient design. The innovative design also creates a strong sense of place by connecting residents and the community to the waterfront, a key goal that participants identified in the City’s community engagement sessions. The site plan and landscape design work together to address flood risks from potential coastal surge storms, and extreme precipitation. Design components include:

  • Thoughtfully placed building entrances that decrease the need for deployable flood barriers.
  • Sloped lawn and landscape areas that direct stormwater into a series of bioswales, channels designed to absorb or carry runoff from heavy rain and reduce the load on the sewer system.
  • Dynamic, undulating, and reflective street walls to enhance pedestrian experience and create a sense of place, while also connecting the site to the waterfront.
  • Plus, significant landscaped areas to promote good health and active lifestyles, including a walking path on the rooftop, which also contains a solar array and rooftop farm for residents.
aerial photo of the site
Stapleton Site A

Stapleton Site A is a vacant site to the south of Hannah Street in the Stapleton Section of the North Shore. The site consists of part of Block 487, Lot 100 in Staten Island and is approximately 108,000 square feet in size.

In keeping with the City’s new equitable ownership requirement, development teams must include an M/WBE or non-profit that will hold at least 25% of the managing ownership interest in the project.

Bay Street Corridor Neighborhood Plan

The Stapleton Site A RFP aims to further the goals of the Bay Street Corridor Neighborhood Plan, the product of a collaborative planning process undertaken by the City and the community. The Stapleton Site A RFP also reflects the vision of the City’s Where We Live NYC fair housing plan, by creating new, high quality affordable housing in a neighborhood that has seen very little new affordable housing creation.

Through a series of public online workshops, questionnaires, and stakeholder meetings, HPD gathered input that is summarized in the Stapleton Site A Community Visioning Report. The priorities and goals summarized in this report are also attached to the RFP. Development teams are highly encouraged to consult this report in developing their project proposals.

Pre-Submission Conference

Pre-submission conference: January 5, 2021 at 2:00pm.

Responses to all inquiries will be collectively provided in an addendum to be posted on this page.

RFP Documents


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