Release date: 8/31/2017
Submission deadline: 12/7/2017
Designation date: 09/13/2018
HPD announced the designation of the historic Greenpoint Hospital site into a new mixed-use development that will feature approximately 512 units of affordable housing and a new building of ran existing shelter to serve 200 New Yorkers experiencing homelessness. St. Nicks Alliance, a prominent local community development corporation, and The Hudson Companies Incorporated will lead the development of this project in partnership with Project Renewal, a nonprofit organization that works with homeless New Yorkers.
Located at 288 Jackson Street in Brooklyn, the 146,100 square foot development site will include two newly constructed multifamily buildings with over 400 homes affordable to extremely-low, very-low and low-income households with approximately 21,500 square feet of community space that will provide a café, workforce development center, and community center for residents and the surrounding community. The development team will also be converting two historic buildings on the site, one into over 100 affordable homes for seniors, and the other will house two more efficiently designed shelter programs that will more effectively meet homeless New Yorkers’ unique needs, in line with the Mayor’s Turning the Tide plan to transform the City’s emergency shelter system that was built up in a haphazard way over decades.
The holistic redevelopment plan includes a network of new open spaces that will connect the Greenpoint Hospital campus with the neighborhood. Magnusson Architecture and Planning and Architecture Outfit are leading the design of the redeveloped campus. This redevelopment represents a collaborative effort between HPD and the Department of Social Services to improve the community holistically, by expanding mixed-use opportunities for a range of New Yorkers. To that end, in all three residential buildings, 30 percent of the units will be set aside for homeless New Yorkers exiting shelter and getting back on their feet, totaling more than 150 homes that will help formerly homeless New Yorkers stabilize their lives at the Greenpoint Hospital site.
The RFEI was released in August and 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 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.
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 was a site visit to Greenpoint Hospital on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 9 am – 12 pm. The visit included going into the Nurses’ Building, the Laundry Building, and a walk around the DHS portion of the site.
Site Visit Itinerary:
Inquiries should be directed to GreenpointHospital@hpd.nyc.gov