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NYCEDC Seeks Developers for 11 Industrial Sites in Brooklyn and the Bronx

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 Responses are due no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2006.


  • Sunset Park, Brooklyn
    Sunset Park is a vibrant residential and industrial neighborhood bounded by 15th and 65th Streets, Eighth Avenue and Gowanus Bay. The industrial area is separated from the residential neighborhood by Third Avenue and the Gowanus Expressway. The properties in Sunset Park are within the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Business Zone which is home to a diverse group of industrial and manufacturing businesses, including garment and food manufacturing and furniture and steel production. Approximately 20,000 workers are employed in Sunset Park.
  • Bush Terminal, Units B, C, and D
    These three industrial loft buildings in the Bush Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, are currently fully occupied by 26 companies and used for warehouse and distribution space. Built between 1895 and 1905, the buildings have a total of approximately 460,000 square feet and are zoned for heavy manufacturing. The buildings contain 240,765 square feet, 160,000 square feet and 32,720 square feet, respectively. NYCEDC is seeking proposals that will rehabilitate and tenant the buildings with employment-intensive industrial businesses, such as manufacturers and fabricators, as space becomes available. Developers may submit proposals for all three buildings, two buildings or a single building. There will be a site visit on Thursday, July 13, 2006. Those wishing to attend must call Anifina Binns at (212) 618-5721 by Monday, July 10, 2006, for more information.
  • Sunset Park Site
    This 52,700-square-foot site is located on 3rd Avenue between 23rd and 25th Streets. Four vacant buildings with a combined footprint of approximately30,000 square feet will require demolition. Development for heavy industrial and high performance manufacturing uses is encouraged. Noxious uses will not be considered.

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.

  • Site 34, located at 299 Georgia Avenue, is a vacant lot of about 2,300 square feet.
  • Site 2 is an approximately 3,475-square-foot vacant lot at Van Sinderen Avenue between East New York Avenue and Liberty Avenue.
  • Site F/FM is approximately 36,666 square feet of vacant land located at 251 Snediker Avenue, 495-503 Sutter Avenue and 242 Hinsdale Street.
  • Brownsville Industrial Site 2 is an approximately 10,000-square-foot vacant lot located at 117-121 Liberty Avenue.
  • Flatlands Fairfield (Brooklyn) Industrial Business Zone About 240 companies are located in the Flatlands Fairfield Industrial Business Zone. More than six thousand workers are involved in buildings trades, courier cargo, food manufacturing and transportation.
  • Site 1 is approximately 19,500 square feet of vacant property located at 1145 Rockaway Avenue. NYCEDC is seeking light industrial uses that adhere to the NYC Zoning Resolution.

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.

  • 1734 Bathgate Avenue is an approximately 108,560-square-foot vacant property.
  • 1745 Bathgate Avenue is an approximately 89,500-square-foot property with a 75,000-square-foot building, including about 57,500 square feet of ground floor space and 18,000 square feet of mezzanine office space. A tenant occupying 37,000 square feet has 15 years of renewal options remaining on its lease.

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.



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