BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE
The City Economic Development Corporation is seeking consultants to study the feasibility of developing Sunnyside Yards.
A Request for Proposals, which closes March 20, calls for an examination of the engineering and financial feasibility of developing over the Yards, a roughly 180-acre open rail yard network owned mostly by Amtrak. The MTA, various private parties and the City also own portions, according to NYCEDC.
“The Project is envisioned as a comprehensive and detailed assessment that considers all of the relevant aspects needed to establish the feasibility of developing any potential program at Sunnyside Yards, including technical, environmental, and financial analyses,” the RFP states.
The feasibility study comes on the heels of a plan floated by Mayor Bill de Blasio during his State of the City address to build 11,000 affordable housing units at the site, which has met some pushback and skepticism from local elected officials and community members.
The RFP can be viewed at www.nycedc.com/opportunity/sunnyside-yards-feasibility-study-consultant-services-rfp.
NYCEDC will host an information session on the feasibility study on March 3 at 2 p.m. at 110 William St. in Manhattan.
NYCEDC could not immediately be reached for comment.
Reach Jackie Strawbridge at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, firstname.lastname@example.org or @JNStrawbridge.