HPD is currently planning for the future development of new affordable housing and a new state-of-the-art library at the Inwood Branch of the New York Public Library. In January 2017, HPD, The New York Public Library (NYPL), and The Robin Hood Foundation issued a questionnaire and facilitated three community visioning workshops to gather public input for this future development. The purpose of the workshops was to facilitate meaningful community engagement, identify community priorities, and gather ideas for site development from those who live and work in Inwood and have an intimate understanding of neighborhood conditions and needs.
The Inwood Affordable Housing and Library Development Project Community Visioning Report (Español), compiled by the HPD Office of Neighborhood Strategies, summarizes the results of the workshops and shares additional feedback received through email, Community Board presentations, and questionnaires.
On August 25, 2017, HPD in partnership with The New York Public Library (NYPL) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of the Inwood Public Library, the development of new affordable housing, and the development of a new Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) facility in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan.