Jacob K. Javits Center’s Site “K” Development RFP
Empire State Development has issued an official request for proposals (RFP) for economic development next to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. According to the RFP, respondents may include commercial or mixed-use development proposals.
The expansion will increase the capacity of the Javits Center by 50% including:
- 54,000 square feet of “special” exhibition space overlooking the Hudson River
- A rooftop pavilion and outdoor terrace holding a capacity of up to 1,500 people
- A one-acre rooftop farm
- 90,000 square feet of new event exhibition space
- A truck marshaling facility to reduce congestion and pollution
The development of this 1.2-acre lot is part of Governor Cuomo’s Midtown West Neighborhood initiative. The goal is to improve infrastructure and assist in the economic growth of Manhattan’s west side. In addition to the Javits Center expansion, the $51B plan expects to create 196,000 jobs, new outdoor spaces, and improve public transportation.
Proposals are due by 2:00 PM on May 6th. For a compliant submission, the vendor must submit six (6) sealed copies, as well as an electronic copy. Additionally, the vendor will need to deliver a copy to the physical location listed in the RFP. Further, more information regarding the RFP and its deadlines can be accessed here.
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