Release date: 05/24/2018
Submission deadline: 09/10/2018
Designation date: 03/04/2019
HPD announced the designation of the Grand Avenue Municipal Lot RFP to Thorobird Companies along with non-profit partner Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services (BACDYS). The plans include 167 units of modular housing, maufactured by Brooklyn-based FullStack Modular, and a new community medical center. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is the first disposition of City-owned land under the City’s modular construction initiative announced under Housing New York 2.0.
The Site is located at 581 Grant Avenue, an L-shaped parcel located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Grant Avenue with Pitkin Avenue, within Community District 5. The Site consists of all of Block 4223, Lot 1, and is approximately 49,397 square feet. The site runs along Eldert Lane and is bounded by Pitkin Avenue to the south, Grant Avenue to the west, and Glenmore Avenue to the north. The lot to be developed is adjacent to the Grant Avenue Subway Station of the A train.
As part of the project, the City is proposing to close the eastern DOT-managed Municipal Parking Lot and develop affordable housing, community facility space and/or retail on the lot, with a portion being retained for open space. Approximately 55 municipal parking spaces will be retained on the western parking lot (Block 4222, Lot 1), which is excluded from the Site. This lot may be used during the construction periods for module staging, subject to a DOT Site Access Agreement and adherence to the MTA roof plans and loads outlined in Appendix D. Development Teams will provide the DOT with a fee for loss of revenue during the use of Block 4222, Lot 1, and must agree to restore the parking lot to its original condition prior to construction phase uses, not limited to repaving and restriping, as necessary. Proposals do not need to assume replacement parking for Block 4223, Lot 1.
Submissions were encouraged to incorporate a community development approach, and be responsive to the priorities and needs outlined in the Community Visioning Report.
A pre-submission conference and networking session was held at 125 Worth Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium, New York, NY on June 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. This was an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers in person.