NYCHA Infill Sites Presentation for Roundtable 4-10-13 (Washington Houses)


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Washington Houses has a $52 million unmet need for capital improvements over the next 5 years.

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NYCHA Infill Sites Presentation for Roundtable 4-10-13 (Washington Houses)

  1. 1. Preserving Public Housing Roundtable Discussion Washington Houses April 10, 2013
  2. 2. Introductions 2
  3. 3. Conversation Guidelines Let’s hear from everyone No interruptions Treat everyone with respect Respect different opinions No videotaping Facilitators will take comments and questions at tables Note-takers are capturing ideas and opinions. No names will be used. 3
  4. 4. NYCHA’s Land Lease Proposal Proposal to lease land to a developer for construction of a new apartment building.All revenue will go to building improvements at Washington Houses and other NYCHA developments. 4
  5. 5. Discussion Topics Overview of Land Lease Proposal Building Site and Design Options Request for Proposal Project Timeline Comments and Q & A 5
  6. 6. Overview of Land Lease Proposal 6
  7. 7. $13.4 Billion Unmet Capital NeedNYCHA Wide for the Next 5 Years Washington Houses needs $52.2 million for capital improvements Budgeted to receive $2,894,000 in next 5 years 7
  8. 8. Overview: Land Lease Proposed Plan NYCHA would lease (not sell) 14 parcels of land located within 8 developments Income generated will be dedicated to building improvements for public housing The developers will finance, construct, and operate new residential buildings. Approximately 80% of the apartments will be market rate and 20% will be permanently low income 8
  9. 9. Setting the Record Straight: At Washington the Development Plan Will:  Not increase rent for NYCHA residents due to the new developments.  Not demolish public housing apartments  Not move NYCHA families  Not privatize – NYCHA will still be the landlord  Not sell the land; NYCHA will own the land under the new buildings.  Not result in job losses or increased work requirements for NYCHA personnel. 9
  10. 10. NYCHA’s Core Principles for Development  All new buildings located along street fronts to encourage pedestrian traffic and campus integration with the neighborhood and reduce construction impact  Replacement of all parking spaces for all current resident legal permit holders  NYCHA will remain your landlord and retain ownership of the land under the new buildings via 99-year ground leases 10
  11. 11. Benefits NYCHA Wide This initiative will generate between $30 million and $50 million of funding on a yearly basis for 99 years (term of ground lease) All revenue will be used to improve the quality of life of NYCHA residents by funding a portion of critical capital improvements – example: roofs, elevators, boilers, electrical system, apartment upgrades 11
  12. 12. Benefits for Washington Houses Residents Alternative power for systems during blackouts such as hallway and stair lighting, heat and hot water, elevators and security Construction and permanent jobs opportunities for NYCHA residents Enhanced security features for the entire development Preference for low income apartments in the new buildings Affordability restrictions are permanent 12
  13. 13. Land Lease Plan Washington Houses 13
  14. 14. Washington Houses: Where We Are3,479 residents live at Washington Houses 14
  15. 15. Development Opportunity at Washington Houses Third Avenue & East 99th Street Site  Site Area: 57,000 SF  New Construction: 500,000 SF (approx.) East 99th Street Site  Site Area: 16,500 SF  New Construction: 350,000 SF (approx.) Affordable units will be available to households with incomes at or BELOW 60% of Area Median Income (AMI) Maximum Allowable Income 1 person $ 36,120 2 person $ 41,280 3 person $ 46,440 4 person $ 51,540 15
  16. 16. Group Discussion #1Comments and Concerns about Land Lease Proposal 16
  17. 17. Building Site and Design Options 17
  18. 18. Possible Relocation of Site Uses 18
  19. 19. Washington: Development Sites South Site (26 spaces and community Facility to be relocated) North Site
  20. 20. Washington: New Parking andCommunity Facilities Community Facilities
  21. 21. Group Discussion #2 Design Options Replacement of Community Center/Health Clinic Replacement of Parking Security 21
  22. 22. Request for Proposal Process to ask developers for their ideas based on specificguidelines that NYCHA provides 22
  23. 23. RFP is currently in development Guidelines Under Consideration  Alternate power source  Distribution of apartment units  Employment opportunities & training  Preference for Washington Houses residents for affordable units  Financial literacy training 23
  24. 24. Group Discussion #3 Request for Proposal  Alternate power source  Distribution of apartment units  Employment opportunities & training  Preference for Washington Houses residents for affordable units  Financial literacy training 24
  25. 25. Next Steps in 2013 RFP out end of April Round of resident discussions Proposals submitted July/August Round of resident discussions Designation of developer Fall 2013 Round of discussions with residents, NYCHA Staff and designated developer 25
  26. 26. Key Milestones 2014-2016 Ongoing resident discussions Environmental review Submission of Section 18 application HUD Review of Section 18 application Upon approval, enter lease agreement Construction preparation & groundbreaking 26
  27. 27. Q&A 27
  28. 28. Land Lease Website comments can be submitted online and in writing to: New York City Housing Authority Land Lease Comments PO Box 3422 New York, NY 10008 28