NYS Issues RFP for Development of Site Near Javits Center
Empire State Development on Thursday issued a Request for Proposals for the commercial or mixed-use development of 418 Eleventh Ave., one of the last remaining vacant parcels on Midtown Manhattan’s Far West Side. It’s part of the Cuomo administration’s $51-billion Midtown West redevelopment plan.
The approximately 1.2-acre site, referred to as Site K, is located directly east of the main entrance to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which is undergoing a 1.2-million-square-foot expansion.
“As we continue to advance our work on the Javits Center expansion, this project presents a unique development opportunity at the front door of one of New York’s most highly trafficked destinations,” said Eric Gertler, ESD president and CEO-designate.
Respondents may propose a commercial or mixed-use development, including hotel uses that are complementary to the Javits Center. Any proposals with residential use must include 30% permanently affordable units.
Submissions are due by Thursday, May 6.