First Phase of Vital Brooklyn Winners Announced; Second RFP Released
On November 29th, Governor Cuomo announced the winners for the first phase of the Vital Brooklyn RFP.
On November 29th, Governor Cuomo announced the winners for the first phase of the Vital Brooklyn RFP. The Network congratulates the winners, including Network members Services for the UnderServed (SUS), RiseBoro, CAMBA, Federation of Organizations, Apex Building Company, and MDG Design + Construction.
Vital Brooklyn, launched in spring of 2017, is New York State’s comprehensive community development initiative that addresses chronic social, economic, and health disparities in Central Brooklyn, one of the most underserved areas in the State.
Winners of the First Four Sites
The former Brooklyn Developmental Center will be redeveloped by a team comprised of Apex Building Company, L+M Development Partners, RiseBoro Community Partnership and SUS, representing a $1.2 billion investment in East New York. The development will provide more than 2,400 units of affordable housing, including:
45 percent of units available to households earning up to 50 percent of Area Median Income (AMI)
Approximately 207 units for formerly homeless individuals and families
Approximately 185 units for intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals
Approximately 156 units for seniors
None of the units will be available to households earning more than 80 percent of AMI
"Interfaith Broadway: Site C" will be redeveloped by CAMBA. CAMBA will transform Site C, on grounds owned by One Brooklyn Health, creating 57 apartments affordable to a variety of income levels, and on-site services for seniors and chronically homeless families.
"Brookdale Hospital: Site B" will be redeveloped by a joint venture between MDG Design + Construction, Smith & Henzy Advisory Group, and the Foundling Group. The new development will create 152 apartments affordable to a variety of income levels, and on-site services for the developmentally disabled and individuals aging out of foster care.
"Interfaith Herkimer: Site A" will be redeveloped by Federation of Organizations. The new development will create 119 affordable homes on a 21,000 square foot lot across the street from Interfaith Medical Center.
On November 29th, HCR also released the second phase of its Vital Brooklyn RFP, due February 28th (Sites E, F, G, H & I) and April 30th, 2019 (Site J, K & L). Through this RFP, HCR seeks to develop eight high-quality, sustainable, and mixed-use permanently affordable housing developments in Brooklyn. Affordable housing may include multi-family, senior, and/or supportive housing.
If you are interested in responding to the RFP to create supportive housing and are looking for development partners, please contact the Network and we will do our best to make introductions.
View the RFP on the HCR website here.
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