Brook/Willis Apartments in the Mott Haven area of the Bronx RFP


The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), in cooperation with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), invites developers to submit proposals for development of an affordable rental housing development called Brook / Willis Apartments in the Mott Haven area of the Bronx.

This development will be carried out under a recently initiated collaboration between HPD and NYCHA for the development of affordable rental housing in New York City. It consists of eight vacant multi-family buildings with a total of 121 apartments located in an area that has benefited from a substantial investment of resources by the City in recent years for housing, public improvements, and economic development. The buildings are near occupied NYCHA and privately-owned apartment buildings, recently developed two- and three-family homes, St. Mary's Park, and a short distance from the active commercial area known as the Hub.

The buildings will be conveyed to a developer selected through a Request for Proposals (RFP). The selected developer will rehabilitate, own, and operate the buildings as affordable rental housing. Financing is anticipated to be available through tax-exempt bonds, low-income housing tax-credits and federal funds.

A copy of the RFP may be obtained at HPD at 100 Gold Street, in Section 9-S, Monday through Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The RFP, including forms and attachments, can also be downloaded online. Respondents who choose to download the RFP must register online to receive any updates or additional communications regarding the RFP. A $100 nonrefundable fee, in the form of a certified check, bank check, or money order payable to the "New York City Commissioner of Finance - HPD" must be presented to receive a hard copy of the RFP.

A pre-submission conference will be held at 100 Gold Street, Room 1-R on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 10:00 A.M. Attendance is strongly recommended but not mandatory.

The buildings will be open for inspection according to a schedule contained in the RFP.

All proposals must be hand delivered to HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 9-S, New York, NY 10038 no later than 4:00 P.M. on Monday, June 14, 2004.

Inquiries regarding the RFP should be directed to Richard Brown by telephone at (212) 863-6556, by fax at (212) 863-6407, or by mail at 100 Gold Street, Room 9-S, New York, NY 10038.

People with disabilities requiring special accommodations to pick up the RFP or to attend and/or participate in the pre-submission conference should contact Richard Brown so that the necessary arrangements can be made.