EDC seeks developer for Hunts Point industrial site

Opportunity to develop food-related or wholesale industrial use on 9.75- acre site near Fulton Fish Market. On June 2, 2011, the Economic Development Corporation issued an open request for proposals for the redevelopment of a City-owned site in Hunts Point, Bronx. The unimproved 9.75-acre parcel fronts Halleck Street and Food Center Drive, and is within the Hunts Point Distribution Center which includes the Hunts Point Produce Market, the Hunts Point Meat Market, and the New Fulton Fish Market. EDC is seeking a developer to redevelop the site into a food-related and/or wholesale industrial use pursuant to a long-term ground lease. The site is zoned M3-1, which permits heavy manufacturing uses.

According to EDC, food-related uses may include wholesale and retail components, so long as the retail use is ancillary to the wholesale use. Because the parcel is located within a designated market area under the State Agriculture and Markets Law, proposed “market-consistent” uses including the buying, selling, processing, manufacturing, and warehousing of food, flowers, or ornamental plants, would not require review under the City’s land use review process.

EDC’s open RFP process allows interested parties to submit proposals on or before four quarterly submission dates. EDC may negotiate with respondents after the initial submission date and close or re-open the O-RFP, or add response periods, at its discretion. The submission dates for proposals are: August 31, 2011, November 30th, 2011, February 29, 2012, and May 23, 2012.

EDC: Open Request for Proposals – Halleck Industrial Development Site at Hunts Point (June 2, 2011).


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