M/WBE Building Opportunity RFP Selection

On January 12, 2017 the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced the designation of six teams, some of which participated in HPD's Building Opportunity Initiative, to develop vacant, City-owned sites in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan, for the creation of 100% affordable housing.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) was released on November 24, 2015, and HPD invited Pre-Qualified M/WBE developers to submit proposals for one or more of six new construction projects across New York City.

The propsals will result in the creation of about 440 total affordable apartments, including one supporitve housing project, one senior housing project, and housing for homeless New Yorkers. In addition, the plans involve various uses, including local farm and fresh food services, a high school leadership academy, an LGBT community center, and a tech incubator.

Development Sites

461 Alabama Avenue
1921 Atlantic Avenue
1510-1524 Broadway
359 East 157th Street
1490 Southern Boulevard
263-267 West 126th Street