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Sites Range from 2,280 SF to 460,000.
New York City Economic Development Corporation is issuing Request for Proposals (RFPs) for disposition and redevelopment of 11 City-owned industrial sites in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Brooklyn sites include Units B, C and D of the Bush Terminal in Sunset Park, as well as an additional site in Sunset Park and five sites in the East New York/Flatlands section. Two sites in the Bathgate section of the Bronx are also included. The sites range in size from approximately 2,280 square feet to 460,000 square feet, for a total of more than 783,000 square feet. All sites are located in Industrial Business Zones (IBZs), which were established in 2005 to create specific districts that are cleaner, safer and more business-friendly for industrial businesses.
“The Bloomberg Administration is committed to supporting the City’s industrial sector and facilitating the development of quality space for industrial and manufacturing firms,” said NYCEDC Interim President Joshua J. Sirefman. “The City’s 500,000 industrial jobs represent 15 percent of our workforce, and we are working to protect and add to those vital jobs. These RFPs will help us to achieve that goal.”
“Finding space for growing industrial firms to expand is one of the biggest challenges facing this important sector,” said Carl Hum, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Industrial and Manufacturing Businesses. “The space being offered represents a commitment from the Bloomberg Administration to meet that need and keep these important, high-wage jobs in the City.”
The RFPs are limited to industrial firms or developers committed to the development and maintenance of rental space for industrial uses. NYCEDC will use a variety of criteria to evaluate the proposals, including economic return to the City, financial feasibility, relationship to surrounding community, development team qualifications, and design considerations including architectural and urban design.
There will be an informational meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at NYCEDC’s offices at 110 William Street, New York City. Those wishing to attend must call Anifia Binns at (212) 618-5721 by Monday July 17, 2006. Copies of the RFP can be requested by calling (212) 312-3969, or downloaded at www.nycedc.com/rfp. Responses are due no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2006.
East New York (Brooklyn) Industrial Sites
There are four sites available for sale and development in the East New York Industrial Business Zone. The East New York IBZ is home to about 45 companies and 1,050 workers involved in industrial and manufacturing activities. Industrial uses include steel/metal fabrication, transportation, warehouse/distribution and vinyl manufacturing.
Bathgate, the Bronx
There are two sites available for sale within the Bathgate Industrial Business Zone which combines the advantages of a well-supervised suburban industrial park with a prime location. The sites are full-block properties located across from each other in the Bathgate Industrial Business Zone. They are well-served by transportation. Exit 3 of the Cross-Bronx Expressway is two blocks away. The George Washington Bridge is less than two miles away. Adjacent bus lines include Bx 15, Bx 55, Bx 41 and Bx 11, which link the sites with the B, D, 2 and 5 subway lines. Metro-North’s Tremont station is located six blocks away. Developers may submit proposals for one or both sites. Proposals for these two properties must adhere to the Bathgate Urban Renewal Plan.
New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC’s mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City’s competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City’s many opportunities.