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City Seeks Proposals For Hundreds of Affordable Apartments on LIC Waterfront

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NYCEDC has issued a RFP for the sites that total four and a half acres of space

The city's Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is looking to bring a massive, new, mixed-use development to the Long Island City waterfront, The Real Deal reports by way of Politico. The agency has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to develop two sites: 5-40 44th Drive, and 4-99 44th Drive.

The RFP calls for the creation of commercial office and light production space in addition to mixed-income affordable housing, a publicly accessible waterfront space, retail, and a community facility. It's no wonder when you consider the properties total four and a half acres of land.

One of the properties is currently home to a single-story Department of Transportation Facility, and the other is a parking lot. The developer will likely have to relocate the facility in the case of DOT and probably find an alternate location or an interim facility for the parking lot.

The developer will also need to apply to rezone the area in order to meet the goals of the RFP.

The site could include as much as 300,000 square feet of office space, 1,000 apartments, and a school, according to Politico.