Inwood Affordable Housing and Library Development Project

Release date: 8/25/2017
Submission deadline: 11/20/2017

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) in partnership with The New York Public Library (NYPL) are reviewing proposals to create a high-quality, sustainable, and mixed-use affordable housing development with a new library, and a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) facility.  


HPD in partnership with NYPL released the RFP for the development of a mixed-use affordable housing development with a new library. Preference will be given to proposals responsive to the Community Visioning Report. This RFP reflects significant reforms to HPD’s RFP selection process, which now places greater emphasis on proposals with plans for neighborhood investment, among other changes to meet the needs of communities.

The Site is located at 4790 Broadway, between Dyckman Street and Academy Street, in Manhattan Community District 12. The Site consists of Block 2233, Lot 13 and a portion of Lot 20, to be merged by the Developer into a single tax lot.  The majority of the Site is currently occupied by the Inwood Branch of the New York Public Library.  The Site also includes a portion of an adjacent City-owned lot (Lot 20) which is currently used as a parking lot for IS 52 junior high school.  This site should be developed as a mixed-use development with affordable housing (100% of the units) for a range of AMI levels.  Affordable housing may include multi-family, senior, and/or supportive housing.  Developers should propose no less than 10% of all units be set aside for the formerly homeless. 

The development must include a turnkey replacement of the existing library with an 18,000 square foot community facility space (including fit-out) in the new development to be occupied by the New York Public Library and a new 4,000 square foot Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) facility with 1,350 square feet of outdoor space to be occupied by the NYC Department of Education.  The Site is currently an R7-2 zoning district with a C1-4 commercial overlay. The Site is part of the InwoodNYC study area and is expected to be rezoned to allow for greater density and bulk. Respondents must assume a zoning of C4-4D (R8A equivalent).  The Site will be subject to the requirements of Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH).

HPD held a Pre-Submission Conference on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 4:00p.m. at 100 Gold Street, Room 8F-14, New York, NY 10038.

RFP Forms

Download the RFP Application

Additional Forms


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