Release date: 8/31/2017
Submission deadline: 12/7/2017
HPD is accepting expressions of interest to create plans for the Greenpoint Hospital Site in Greenpoint-Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The development framework for the site responds to key priorities and goals identified by the community during a series of community workshops and published in the Greenpoint Hospital Community Visioning Workshops Report in December 2015. Proposals submitted to the RFEI must be responsive to these goals and priorities. This RFEI also includes significant reforms to HPD’s RFP selection process, which now places greater emphasis on a successful track record of investments in community and economic development, among other changes to meet the needs of communities.
The Site is located at 288 Jackson Street in Brooklyn Community District 1. The Site consists of Block 2885, Lot 1. The Site is a City-owned parcel located on a portion of the former Greenpoint Hospital campus. The Site includes vacant land, three existing buildings, and a sewer easement on Skillman Avenue. The Barbara S. Kleiman Residence (a 200-bed shelter), a clinic that serves the local community and residents of the shelter, and DHS citywide laundry distribution operations are located in two of the buildings. The third building is vacant. The entire Greenpoint Hospital Campus is eligible to be on the National Register of Historic Places.
This site should be developed as a mixed-use development with affordable housing (100% of the units) for a range of AMI levels, a new 200-bed shelter to replace the existing shelter, and a clinic that serves the local community and residents of the shelter. Affordable housing may include multi-family, senior, and/or supportive housing. The Site is currently in an R6 zoning district. The Site is expected to be rezoned to allow for greater density and bulk. Respondents must propose a zoning district, with a maximum FAR of 4.0. If rezoned, the Site will be subject to MIH.
HPD held a Pre-Submission Conference on Friday, September 15th at 10:30 am, at 100 Gold Street, in room 1R. Below is an Addendum that responds to questions we received during the Pre-Submission Conference.
There will be a site visit to Greenpoint Hospital on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 9 am – 12 pm. The visit will include going into the Nurses’ Building, the Laundry Building, and a walk around the DHS portion of the site. Attendees will not be able to go into the shelter.
If interested in attending, please RSVP to GreenpointHospital@hpd.nyc.gov. Everyone must sign a waiver before entering the site. For visiting the Nurses’ Building, it is recommended that attendees wear sturdy shoes and bring a face mask and flash light.
Site Visit Itinerary:
Inquiries should be directed to GreenpointHospital@hpd.nyc.gov