NYCHA issues RFP for mixed-income apartments

Seeking to generate funds that would go toward renovations of municipally owned housing developments throughout New York City, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) officials have released a request for proposals (RFP) for a mixed-income residential building. The project will allow the selected developer to include 150 market-rate apartments in the 300-unit building.

The new apartment tower will be constructed on East 92nd Street in Manhattan on a parcel currently occupied by a city playground.

The RFP states that the developer will be required to include a 5,000-square-foot community center, a new playground to replace the one being lost and parking spaces. Also in the project’s description is a wish list from residents of amenities they’d like to see in the new building, including gardening areas, an affordable gym, a small business incubator or job training center and a health facility.

The project is a part of the NYCHA’s NextGen program, which is intended to raise funding that could be used to make repairs at other NYCHA developments. Proposals are due Sept. 30.