Seniors First Kingsborough and Morris Houses RFP

Seniors First Kingsborough and Morris Houses RFP

Release date: 3/6/2020
Pre-submission conference: 10/1/2020 
Submission deadline: 1/21/2021

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) in collaboration HPD, invite developers to submit proposals to develop high-quality, sustainable and mixed-use senior housing developments in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn and the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx. The development of these sites builds on the Housing New York 2.0 plan and the Seniors First strategy which includes developing new senior housing on NYCHA and other land.


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Development Site 1 - Morris Houses
Site 1 is located at the corner of St. Paul’s Place and Park Avenue within the public housing development known as Morris II in the Morrisania neighborhood in the Bronx. The Site is approximately 24,000 square feet of the Bronx Block 2902, Lot 36 and is coterminous with the Proposed Tax Lot.



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Development Site 2 - Kingsborough
Site 2 is located at Bergen Street between Buffalo and Ralph Avenues within the public housing development known as Kingsborough Extension in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn. The Site is approximately 25,000 square feet of the Brooklyn Block 1344, Lot 175 and is coterminous with the Proposed Tax Lot.


Community Visioning Reports

In order to gather the community’s input on what residents hope to see on these two sites, NYCHA hosted community workshops on July 25 and 26, 2019 and August 22, 2019. The purposes of the workshops were to enable meaningful and interactive participation, better understand community priorities, and gather ideas for improvements on these sites from NYCHA residents and others who live and work in the vicinity and have an intimate understanding of neighborhood conditions and needs.

Input gathered at these workshops and through online questionnaires are summarized in A Community Vision for Morris Houses and A Community Vision for Kingsborough. The reports are also attached as appendices to the RFP and respondents are encouraged to consult the reports when developing their proposals.

Pre-Submission Conference

The pre-submission conference, originally scheduled for March 27, 2020, has been postponed to October 1, 2020 at 1pm.

If you cannot participate in the online conference, responses to all inquiries will be collectively provided in an addendum to be posted on this webpage. Any updates and/or additional communications regarding this RFP will also be posted on HPD’s website.

For conference access for people with disabilities, please send requests for accommodation to

Submission Requirements

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 communications must be made in writing to with any questions.