Release date: 11/20/2020
Submission deadline: 02/22/2021
Site 1 designation date: 12/30/2021
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) invites developers to submit proposals to develop high-quality and sustainable affordable housing developments on two City-owned sites in Brooklyn Community District 3, located in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The development of these sites supports the goals outlined in the Bedford-Stuyvesant Housing Plan, including among others, creating new affordable rental and homeownership opportunities, and promoting safe and healthy housing.
Both Sites are located one block east of the Ralph Avenue C Subway station and within a block of amenities such as a USPS Postal Office, grocery stores, pharmacies, the Eagle Academy for Young Men II, and the CAMBA Multi-Service Center.
Site 1 is located on Fulton Street just east of Howard Avenue. The Site consists of Brooklyn Block 1549, Lots 4-7, and is approximately 8,000 square feet in size.
On December 30, 2021, HPD announced the designation of Site 1 to Almat Urban and the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Community Restoration Corporation. The development team will transform the site into a 100 percent affordable homeownership development for first-time home buyers. The 11-story mixed-used development, the Norma, will give rise to 44 homeownership opportunities through a mix of 1- to 3-bedroom condo-style coops for low- to moderate-income households with a broad range of affordability.
Under the plans, the Brownsville Multi Service Wellness and Health Center will operate a new urgent care facility on the ground floor, providing services for adult medicine, pediatrics, physical therapy, OB/GYN, mental health and dentistry among others. The condo units will come with individual storage spaces in the cellar and equipped with other amenities like a washer/dryer hook up, Juliette balconies and free building-wireless internet access. A community terrace on the second floor will create space for community building, resident organizing and activities. Additionally, the building is designed to comply with Passive House energy efficiency and sustainability standards with a fully electric mechanical heating and cooling systems.
Site 2 is also located on Fulton Street, at the southwestern corner on Saratoga Avenue. The Site consists of Brooklyn Block 1549, Lots 18-26 and 28-35, and is approximately 36,000 square feet in size.
HPD launched the Bedford-Stuyvesant Housing Initiative in Spring of 2019 to evaluate and improve upon the agency's affordable housing investments in Bedford-Stuyvesant. By working with local community groups and coordinating housing-related city agencies, the initiative is designed to ensure that HPD programs and investments are working towards common objectives for the neighborhood and that housing developed on public land responds to local needs. Through a series of public workshops, community surveys, and stakeholder meetings between March 2019 and January 2020, HPD gathered community priorities and visions for the development of the sites included in the Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Wealth and Wellness RFP.
Input gathered at these workshops and through online questionnaires are summarized in the Bedford-Stuyvesant Housing Plan. The plan is also attached as an addendum to the RFP, and respondents are strongly encouraged to consult this report in developing project proposals.
An online pre-submission conference was held on December 22, 2020. View the presentation material. Questions and answers from the conference will be released in the forthcoming first addendum.
Interested parties that choose to download the RFP using the link below must provide their contact information. Only those who provide their contact information will receive updates or additional communications regarding the RFP. The RFP contains a detailed description of the development program, requirements, guidelines, eligibility requirements, selection process, and submission requirements.
All proposals were due no later than 4:00pm on February 22, 2021.
All communications must be made in writing to: BedStuyRFP@hpd.nyc.gov.