X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

NEW YORK CITY-Following May’s agreement between the city and the National Guard Bureau on redeveloping Admirals’ Row, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. has issued an RFP for a retail center including a large-format supermarket on the six-acre site. A pre-submittal meeting and site visit will be held for interested developers on August 11, and responses are due by Oct. 19.

The RFP, which calls the surrounding neighborhood “underserved” by grocery, stipulates a supermarket of no less than 40,000 square feet, as well as an additional 20,000 square feet of neighborhood retail space. It also entails at least 40,000 square feet on an upper floor to accommodate light industrial uses, and could include additional upper floor commercial uses.

According to the RFP, the developer must also repair and renovate the Timber Shed and Building B, the two 19th century historic buildings that will be preserved per the May agreement with the National Guard Bureau. The developer must obtain at least LEED Silver certification for new and renovated buildings, the RFP states, and the design must complement the ongoing renovation of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

“In addition to the rapidly growing surrounding communities,” which include Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford Stuyvesant and Greenpoint/Williamsburg among others, “nearly 40,000 residents live within a 10-minute walk of the site and 5,000 people work at the Navy Yard everyday,” says Andrew Kimball, president and CEO of the BNYDC, in a release. “Our goal is to put this property back to productive use by providing a unique opportunity for developers with the capacity and track record of establishing supermarkets and community-oriented retail that will serve the community and create local jobs.”

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

GlobeSt. APARTMENTS SPRING 2021Event

Join 1000+ of the industry's top owners, investors, developers, brokers & financiers at THE MULTIFAMILY EVENT OF THE YEAR!

Get More Information
 

GlobeSt

Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.