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City has its sights set on developing a 58,000-square-foot section of an LIC rail yard

City has its sights set on developing a 58,000-square-foot section of an LIC rail yard

The city is looking to develop a portion of land in Long Island City to create a mixed-use project that includes commercial space, community space and housing.

Located at 11-24 Jackson Ave., the 58,000-square-foot site is located on a below-grade rail yard. The Economic Development Corporation and Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) and will eventually choose a developer to build up the site.

“This project represents a great opportunity to meet a variety of neighborhood needs in Long Island City,” said NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer. “We’re thrilled to be working with our partners in government to bring mixed-income housing and other uses to 11-24 Jackson Ave.”

For the housing portion, the city is looking for developers to propose a “mixed-income housing program that contributes to the city’s goal of fostering economically diverse neighborhoods.”

The city is looking to fulfill Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) participation goals and all respondents will be required to submit an M/WBE Participation Proposal with their response.

An optional informational session will be held on Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. at EDC headquarters at 110 William St.