Release date: 10/3/2019
Submission deadline: 12/19/2019
HPD is currently reviewing proposals to develop affordable housing for seniors on a Department of Transportation (DOT)-managed municipal parking lot located on 31st Street at Broadway in Astoria, Queens. The parking lot is approximately 20,880 square feet, and is adjacent to the Broadway subway station on the N and W subway lines. The site is comprised of Block 611, Lot 25, and is located in Queens Community District 1.
The project will be financed through the Senior Affordable Rental Apartments (SARA) Program, ensuring the units will be affordable for households with seniors 62 years of age or older, earning up to 50 percent of Area Median Income (AMI).
The number of seniors in New York is projected to grow 40 percent by 2040. To meet the need of our growing senior population, who are more likely to be rent-burdened and to live on fixed-incomes than other city residents, the City committed to creating or preserving 30,000 senior homes over the extended 12-year Housing New York 2.0 plan through the Seniors First initiative. The Broadway and 31st Astoria Seniors RFP is part of this commitment.
HPD hosted an Open House on July 18, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens Della Monica Senior Center (23-56 Broadway in Astoria, Queens). The Open House provided the community with information on the development of this site, as well as an opportunity for HPD to gather input from the community on what they hope to see at the future senior affordable housing development.
A pre-submission conference was held on Thursday, October 17th at 1:00pm at 125 Worth Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium, New York, NY 10013.
HPD strongly recommends that interested respondents attend pre-submission conferences, as they are the only opportunity to ask questions and receive answers in person. Responses to all inquiries will be collectively provided in an addendum to be posted on this page. For conference access to people with disabilities, please send requests for accommodation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proposals were due in hand no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Detailed instructions are provided in the RFP.
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