Calling All Affordable Housing Developers to Brownsville
City officials are asking for request for proposals for three sites in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn to create affordable housing and community space.
“The three sites will pair the creation of much-needed affordable housing with space for arts and culture; opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive; and activities that promote healthy living and food systems,” said Maria Torres-Springer, commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
The three sites add up to a total of 173,000 square feet of space, with a potential to develop 750 affordable housing apartments.
– Site A is located along Rockaway Ave. and Chester St., between East New York Ave. and Pitkin Ave. Development must include community space that promotes and supports the neighborhood’s arts scene.
– Site B is located at the intersection of Christopher Ave. and Glenmore Ave. Development must include space that promotes and supports entrepreneurship.
– Site C is comprised of a series of parcels along Livonia Ave. between Powell Street and Mother Gaston Blvd. with an additional parcel at the intersection of Livonia Ave. and Amboy St. Development must include space that promotes healthy living and food systems.