Governors Island has issued a "Request for Expressions of Interest" to develop 33 acres on the southern half of the park that's currently off limits to the public. The area is currently occupied by vacant industrial buildings and old housing structures, and the Trust for Governors Island pretty much wants anyone and everyone to throw ideas their way. DNAinfo reports that applications from nonprofit, cultural, educational, and commercial developers are all welcome. The area is bound by new parkland on one side and the future Great Promenade on the other.
Renovations are already underway in the Governors Island Historic District, and in December, the Trust issued an RFP for a developer to restore 40 buildings. The first phase of the island's makeover is a $300 million plan by West 8 to reshape the green space, which archicritics have praised. Proposals for the 33 acres of land and the restoration of 40 buildings are both due March 14.
· Governors Island Seeks 'Visionary' Developer for Southern Half of Island [DNAinfo]
· Governors Island Now Taking Proposals to Restore 40 Buildings [Curbed]
· All Governors Island coverage [Curbed]