Release date: 3/1/2018
Submission deadline: 5/2/18
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced the Housing New York 2.0 plan (HNY 2.0), which builds on the success of the original Housing New York plan and sets a target of generating 300,000 affordable homes through 2026. One of the initiatives announced in HNY 2.0 is a modular construction pilot program. Modular construction is a construction technique in which modular units are assembled off site, delivered to a construction site, and rapidly assembled on site.
HPD is currently reviewing submissions to this RFI and RFEI for modular affordable housing development.
The City is interested in learning from parties across the real estate development spectrum and across geographies that have specific experience, knowledge, or insight into the modular construction process. The City is particularly interested in (i) learning from market participants knowledgeable about mid-rise plus (4+ story) multifamily, supportive, and senior housing development; (ii) assessing the modular manufacturing community’s capacity to deliver modules to the city; and (iii) exploring innovative applications of modular construction for public projects.
In addition to seeking general industry input into urban multifamily modular construction, the City invites expressions of interest for modular affordable housing construction on private sites within the five boroughs, or on previously designated public sites where modular construction could be utilized within the existing design framework. The City’s goal is to support the use of innovative modular design and technology that lowers costs and waste, while increasing the speed of construction of affordable housing. HPD will work with successful respondents to this RFEI to expedite the pre-development process. In addition, the City is planning to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a modular affordable housing development on one or more City-owned sites later this year (the Modular RFPs). Participation in this RFI/RFEI will neither preclude nor give advantage to any respondents' abilities to participate in such future Modular RFPs.
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Office of Neighborhood Strategies, Predevelopment Planning Unit
100 Gold Street, Room 9X
New York, NY 10038
Attention: Dwan Stark
All communications and inquiries regarding this RFI/RFEI are to be directed to modularRFI_RFEI@hpd.nyc.gov.