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.
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.
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