City seeks developers for local lot

A new development that would integrate mixed-income housing with stores or community space is planned at St. Ann’s Avenue and East 142nd Street.

Approximately 100 new apartments the city classifies as affordable would be included in the development.

The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development released a Request for Proposals for the project on the 24,146 square-foot vacant city-owned lot now being used for parking.

The project falls under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 10-year Housing New York housing plan to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing for low-to-middle income renters.

Housing commissioner Vicki Been said the project would “strengthen the vitality of the Mott Haven neighborhood and promote economic diversity in the Bronx.”

The city says it will encourage developers to create a project that fits with the character and needs of the Mott Haven community. It stipulates that at least 15 of the units should be three-bedrooms, while at most 15 can be studios.

The RFP submission period will run through May 15. For more information and to obtain a copy of the request, the housing department asks applicants to click on its website at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/developers/rfp.shtml.

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