Presenter – Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations Good evening everyone and thank you for participating in this very important discussion today. This will be just one of many discussions that NYCHA and all of you-- will have in the coming weeks about a proposal to generate funding to Improve and Preserve Public Housing here at Meltzer. Unlike Chicago, Atlanta, St Louis who demolished their public housing, NYCHA wants to keep it going for another 79 years. What we are going to do today is talk about one initiative to help do just that. Many of you may have come to a meeting NYCHA hosted a few weeks ago. I also know there has been a lot of misinformation or confusion out there about plans for this development and that is why it is so important that you have come here to get information, raise questions, give your opinion and offer ideas. I speak for everyone at NYCHA when I say we want to and will answers all those questions, hear your comments and welcome all of your suggestions and ideas. There are more meetings to come so this will not be the only chance to offer your opinion-- this is just the beginning of this multi-year process until 2015 to 2016.
Presenter – Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations My name is Deidra Gilliard, Vice President for Community Operations at NYCHA and I will be your moderator for this group discussion. There are many other NYCHA staff around the room who are here to provide info and I will briefly ask them to introduce themselves. (Development team Fred Harris, Bernel Hall; Also Manhattan Property Management Director, Sheila Pinckney and Mixed Finance Director Kevin Norman)Finally We also have NYCHA staff here from Property Management who can answer or address any issues you have with your apartment – they are right outside of the this room, and staff who can talk about job training and support etc. I ask that if you have a question or issue about a personal matter please raise your hand and we will make sure you speak to the right staff person.
Presenter – Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations Walk through each of the points listed on the slideLet’s go through the ground rules so that we make the best use of everyone’s time.We want everyone to feel comfortable and have the ability to speak freely therefore there will be no videotaping allowed. Please be advised that there is a NYCHA staff photographer that will be taking pictures of the meeting. If you do not want your photo taken please inform a NYCHA staff person. We also ask that if you have materials that you would like to hand out please wait until the end of the meeting. At each table you have a facilitator and note taker whose job it is to keep your group discussions going and take down everything so that NYCHA has captured all comments. Facilitators wave hands and note takers. I hope you all took a moment to introduce yourselves at your tables.
Presenter – Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations So lets talk about WHY WE ARE ALL HERE TONIGHT. As you may have heard or read NYCHA has developed a proposal based on discussions and planning over the past two years, much of which involved input and discussions with resident leaders and residents across the city as part of Plan NYCHA. We are going to go through the details of this plan in a moment but basically, This proposal is to lease land to a developer for construction of a new apartment building here at Washington Houses. The new apartments would be a mix of market rate and low income, and The money generated from this lease of NYCHA land will all go to building improvements at Washington Houses as well as other NYCHA developments. (let me repeat this again because there has been a lot of confusion.--reinforce the lease and not sell- and that all money coming in from the leases would go back into Washington Houses for improvements like roof, elevators, heating systems etc.... as well as other public housing developments across the city. Most importantly this plan will not require any Washington resident to move, pay higher rent or lose their apartment over time. The primary purpose of this plan is to generate substantial money to help save public housing here at Washington as well as other NYCHA developments and to make sure that public housing is around for the future.
Presenter – Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations This PLAN is ALOT to TAKE in. There is important information we want to share and importantly we want to hear what you think and answer your questions. Based on feedback we got from you and other residents when we had our first round of meetings, we have broken down the discussion today into four parts. (Go through the Four Topics, letting them know that for each topic NYCHA staff will share information and then we will break into the table groups to review and discuss the information).
Presenter – Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations So lets get started with an overview of the details of the proposal so that everyone has the same information. We will provide you with a copy of the complete presentation at the end of the meeting today. I would like to introduce Fred Harris, Executive Vice President for Real Estate Development
Presenter Fred Harris, EVP for Real Estate Development Reinforce the unmet need due to years of underfunding by the federal government $876 Million in Capital funding and $750 Million in Operating. NYCHA is not getting enough money to keep the buildings maintained.
Presenter –Executive Vice President for Development, Fred Harris
Presenter –Executive Vice President for Development, Fred Harris
Presenter –Executive Vice President for Development, Fred HarrisDeidrago through the points on the slide again with Fred
Presenter Fred Harris, EVP for Real Estate DevelopmentReinforce that revenue that will go back into preserving public housing at Washington and other NYCHA developments across the city.
Presenter Fred Harris, EVP for Real Estate DevelopmentFred Harris will then introduce Bernel Hall, Sr. Transactional Manager for Real Estate Development
Presenter – Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations will introduce Bernel Hall, Senior Transactional Manager for Real Estate Development
Presenter – Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations So now we are going to take a break here for 15 minutes -to discuss everything we have shared at your tables. Tell us what you think about what we have shared so far, ask your questions and let us know your concerns. We will then have the facilitators go through the top -line comments before we go on.When 15 mins. are up then do read outs from each facilitator at each table.Bernel Hall to come up
Presenter – Bernel Hall- Senior Transactional ManagerThe suggested site for replacement parking (26 spaces) is a grassy area along 3rd Avenue between 101st and 102nd Streets (in front of Building # 8). Building #8’s address is 210 East 102nd Street.
Presenter – Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations So now we are going to take a break here for 15 minutes to discuss everything we have shared at your tables. Tell us what you think about what we have shared so far, ask your questions and let us know your concerns. We will then have the facilitators go through the topline comments before we go on. OK Lets do the read outs
Presenter – Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations Now lets talk about an important next step in this process and that is the Request for Proposal. Ask Fred Harris to come up
Presenter – Fred Harris, EVP for Real Estate Development
Presenter – Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations For our 3rd breakout discussion we want to get your thoughts and suggestions about what is important to go into this request for proposal to developers. we need you to think about - Alternate power source, distribution of units, Job opportunities for residents, Preference for Washington Houses residents for the affordable apartments and financial training support for those who are interested in applying. There may also be other concerns that you want to make sure get addressed in this proposal so please offer them as well. Do brief read outs from Facilitators at each table
Presenter – Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations OK now lets talk about next steps because this is not going to happen overnight. This will take several years. Fred please come up to discuss the project timeline.
Presenter – Fred Harris, EVP for Real Estate Development
Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations and team will field questions from the audience
Presenter – Deidra Gilliard, VP for Community Operations Thank you all for participating. We hope you found this worthwhile and again this will not be the only chance to get info and offer your comments. You can do that several ways- First attend the NYCHA meetings we will hold in coming weeks; two go online at any time and offer your comments or three write us your comments and concerns and send to the address on the screen.Remind residents that we have copies of the presentation on the way out and also please visit the NYCHA website for updates.This is the start of many more conversations.
NYCHA Infill Sites Presentation for Roundtable 4-10-13 (Washington Houses)
Preserving Public Housing Roundtable Discussion Washington Houses April 10, 2013
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
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
Discussion Topics Overview of Land Lease Proposal Building Site and Design Options Request for Proposal Project Timeline Comments and Q & A 5
$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
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
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
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
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
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
Washington Houses: Where We Are3,479 residents live at Washington Houses 14
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
Group Discussion #1Comments and Concerns about Land Lease Proposal 16
Washington: Development Sites South Site (26 spaces and community Facility to be relocated) North Site
Washington: New Parking andCommunity Facilities Community Facilities
Group Discussion #2 Design Options Replacement of Community Center/Health Clinic Replacement of Parking Security 21
Request for Proposal Process to ask developers for their ideas based on specificguidelines that NYCHA provides 22
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
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
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
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