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Two More Hunters Point South Parcels Open To Developers

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June 2, 2016 By Jackie Strawbridge

The City is seeking developers to build a minimum of 750 apartments on the two southernmost land parcels of Hunters Point South.

The City Department of Housing Preservation and Development released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to developers on Thursday for mixed-use, mixed-income projects at Hunters Point South, the 30-acre waterfront development that will ultimately consist of 5,000 apartments.

There are seven land parcels in Hunters Point South that are being developed in phases. Parcels A and B, developed by Related Companies, were completed last year between 50th Avenue and Borden Avenue. Parcel C, between Borden avenue and 54th Avenue, is being developed by TF Cornerstone but has run into infrastructure problems underground.

The RFP released Thursday concerns Parcel F, a 32,500-square-foot plot located off of what will be Center Boulevard between 56th and 57th Avenues, and Parcel G, a 28,700-square-foot plot located just above Newtown Creek.hps parcels

HPD is specifically seeking proposals for these sites that will create at least 750 mixed-income apartments, 60 percent of which must be permanently affordable up to 165% of Area Median Income, which is roughly an income of $130,000 for a family of three, according to Housing Development Corporation numbers. Preference will be given to developers who propose a higher percentage of affordable units, according to HPD.

Development proposals must include ground-floor commercial and/or community facility spaces in Parcel F along Center Boulevard, as well as publicly accessible open space, HPD stated. The agency also encourages projects with arts and cultural uses and community spaces that augment water-based recreation.

The City has already promised that a 600-seat school will be included in Parcel F, as the School Construction Authority announced in February.

“I’m extremely proud that this next phase of development will include a school, something the current and future residents of Hunters Point South desperately need,” Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer said in a statement. “Schools in Western Queens are already overcrowded, and as we welcome hundreds of additional families to our community, we also must make sure that all of our children have a safe place to learn.”

“This request for proposals will bring critically needed affordable housing to a Queens neighborhood that is in the middle of a major transformation,” HPD Commissioner Vicki Been said in a statement. “We are looking for dynamic ideas for these remaining City-owned sites at Hunter’s Point South, plans that incorporate not only affordable housing for families with a mix of incomes, but also resilient designs, and thoughtful features and amenities that enhance the entire community and complement the significant work already done in the Hunter’s Point South area.”

Developers have until Sept. 1 to respond to HPD’s RFP.

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29 Comments

MRLIC

to Pedro & Anonymous, I hope the FAKE MRLIC puts an asterisk* after his/her name. It would distinguish his vile rants and show that I the original MRLIC is not saying people are incest loving fruit loops etc.. I never said that. Let’s see if the FAKE MRLIC puts that asterisk*. My guess is NO.

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MRLIC

To Pedro & Anonymous. The FAKE MRLIC rant on May 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM stating you are both incest loving fruit loops looking for an old warehouse to call home. I did not post that however, I feel it is a good representation. I’m going to change my handle to MRLIC*, the * will let you know that I’m the real MRLIC.

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MRLIC

To Anonymous & Maria Hernandez. You are FALLING for the FAKE MRLIC’s rants calling you names. I REPEAT IT IS NOT ME THE REAL MRLIC. The JOKER USING MY HANDLE (MRLIC) is trying to make me LOOK BAD. Please ask yourself if it is really MRLIC when you see something posted like the June 5, 2016 12:19 PM post which I did not write.

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MRLIC

To Anonymous. The FAKE MRLIC wrote the June 5, 2016 12:19 PM post and called you a bonehead. I try not to call people names unless they do something stupid like steal another persons handle.

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Maria Herendez

MRLIC we have a saying in my village. If you don’t have something nice to say, then say nothing. We also say he who have big mouth catches many flies.

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Anonymous

MRLIC I never called you a bone head. However the way you are acting, I feel the name fits.

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MRLIC

To Anonymous, you sit there and call me a bone head? You and your fruit loop ideas of how things work is exactly why lic is falling apart. I read the crap yout say and it’s half cooked ideas of yours that make me wonder how the human race can continue. You’re the bone head

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MRLIC

To Anonymous, this idiot could take THEREALMRLIC also if he wanted. It would be fruitless to change it to anything else, as he will just copy my handle. Password Protection is needed as other sites have. I did not write the June 4, 2016 5:06 pm post.,the JOKER did.

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MRLIC

To Sandra & Chucho. There is a false MRLIC who stole my MRLIC handle. I wrote only the first post about roads and transit handling the new people. I did not write the bowling alley one. I know of the new bowling alley being built. It will only have 8 lanes. It’s more of a bar than anything. Good idea though.

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MRLIC

Hello me … Meet the real me
And my misfits way of life
A dark black past is my
Most valued possessions
Hindsight is always 20-20
But looking back it’s still a bit fuzzy
Speak of mutually assured destruction?
Nice story … Tell it to Reader’s Digest!!!

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Anonymous

The real MRLIC should use the handle THEREALMRLIC and let false MRLIC have his stupid way.

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Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr.

More development = more gentrification = more displacement = more homelessness = more BIDs = more police brutality towards low-income people of color.

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Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr.

RickRossB, I used to live in the Southside of Williamsburg with my working class family since the day I was born (1991) until the last Friday of January of this year (2016). In the past of couple of years, we had a new landlord and he raised the rent, gas, water, and clectric monthly prices on our apartment in the 6 story walk up building. I can’t work because Me and my mother can’t work because we are legally disabled while other adult family members have minimum wage jobs. We can’t afford the cost of living in W’Burg just like the areas surround these redevopment projects in LIC. We get displaced and moved on to the public housing projects in Bed-Stuy. Gentrfication is a good thing to a lot of people, regardless of the color of the skin or how much money. My Puerto Rican community in my old neighborhood are fighting for affordable housing in newer developments and displacement for more than a decade. It is displacement is the whole different animal. How dare you attack my time living in a prohressiving changing neighborhood where there are a lot of development and there are not a lot of affordable housing to the people of color who lived in my neighborhood or any other neighhorhood for decades? hat sums it up from your comment is: You a downright racist.

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Hmmmm

Sounds like you should have spoken to an attorney about your landlord. You have rights as a tenant

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Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr.

RickRossB, I used to live in the Southside of Williamsburg with my working class family since the day I was born (1991) until the last Friday of January of this year. In the past of couple of years, we had a new landlord and he raised the rent, gas, water, and clectric monthly prices on our apartment in the 6 story walk up building. I can’t work because Me and my mother can’t work because we are legally disabled while other adult family members have minimum wage jobs. We can’t afford the cost of living in W’Burg just like the areas surround these redevopment projects in LIC. We get displaced and moved on to the public housing projects in Bed-Stuy. Gentrfication is a good thing to a lot of people, regardless of the color of the skin or how much money. My Puerto Rican community in my old neighborhood are fighting for affordable housing in newer developments and displacement for more than a decade. It is displacement is the whole different animal. Based on that “One-Liner,” you are a downright racist.

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chucho

Hey Mr. LIC, There is a bowling alley opening in LIC
not sure when but its the same Avenue as the LIC bar
so i hope you are happy now!!!

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John Z

So shut down Phipps houses cause of infrastructure concerns but allow this? Ok.

How about part of these money grab deals be terms that part of the land sales should be put towards transportation infrastructure.

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Anon

Because Van Bramer doesn’t live in LIC. He sold us out to save Sunnyside from the same overcrowded, poor quality of life fate that LIC is facing.

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MRLIC

Once again, politicians are selling parcels to the highest bidder without consideration of serving the communitys wants. A bowling alley for example would be a prefect addition. Nothing brings families and lovers together better than wearing recycled shoes and sharing finger nail fungus. I should mention that I am an exceptional bowler, my ball handling technique alone gets me and my bowling partners excitable. It’s all about a long stroke before you release. I can only hope that those politicians cease their money hungry rampage.

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Sandra

I agree with MRLIC. A bowling alley would be a great addition to the area. Too many buildings and not enough recreation places for people. I’m not sure why recognizing a long stroke before you release is important to disclose. #pervertedman

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Anonymous visitor

The EIS for Hunters Point South talked about a shuttle bus that would connect to Vernon Boulevard from the waterfront. Is that still in the works?

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