With construction moving forward on the first two parcels of Hunter's Point South, the city is turning its attention to the next piece of this massive affordable housing puzzle. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the second phase. Phase Two encompasses a chunk of land known as Parcel C, bound by Center Boulevard, Borden Avenue, 2nd Street and 54th Avenue. Unlike the Parcels A and B, which will be all affordable housing, only 50 to 60 percent of the 1,000 units on Parcel C will be set aside as affordable for families earning between $60,000 and $140,000 per year.
Parcel C is about 110,000-square-feet, and the new building will have 28,000 square feet of new retail space along Borden Avenue and 2nd Street. The RFP asks developers to incorporate storm resiliency measures, and all proposals must comply with the FEMA flood maps. A community space and residential parking may also be included, but they are not required. Submissions are due by July 26.
The first phase of Hunters Point South consists of two buildings with 925 affordable units, 17,000-square-feet of retail, a new park, and a new school (slated to open this fall). The plans were designed by SHoP Architects, and the project is being developed by Phipps Houses, Related Companies, and Monadnock Construction.
· Hunters Point South RFP [official PDF]
· Hunters Point South [nyc.gov]
· Hunters Point South coverage [Curbed]