Release date: 3/1/2018
Submission deadline: 5/2/2018
Designation date: 11/16/2018
The City requested information 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 was 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 invited 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 announced the designation of the Modular NYC RFEI site in Far Rockaway, Queens, to Radiant Development LLC. Radiant proposes to develop a mixed-use development that provides affordable housing, retail, parking, and community facilities. The proposal will produce 80 units at a range of incomes untilizing modular construction methods by Full Stack Modular, the only New York City-based full service design and construction modular manufacturer. Designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, the development team proposes a 10-story, 104,026 square feet rectangular-shaped building. The will be 65 below-grade parking spots and an interior courtyard with planting and green space. The site at 10-25 Beach 20th Street is a set of parcels including vacant land and parking facilities.
All communications and inquiries regarding this RFI/RFEI are to be directed to modularRFI_RFEI@hpd.nyc.gov.