LOWER EAST SIDE — The city is looking for a new construction manager to complete the next phase of the East River Waterfront Esplanade as well as the long-delayed recreational area on Pier 35 near Rutgers Slip.
According to a Request for Proposals released Aug. 3, the new manager would oversee the construction of Phase 4 of the project, which runs from Catherine Slip to Pike Slip, as well as remaining sub-projects like a new park at Pier 35 and the Rutgers Slip Pavilion.
"As per the RFP, we are seeking a highly-qualified construction management firm to oversee the remainder of the work, including Package 4 and Pier 35. This will allow work on the Esplanade to proceed as expeditiously and holistically as possible," an EDC spokesman said in a statement.
EDC officials previously announced it would put out an RFP for Phase 4 at two Community Board 3 meetings earlier this year, according to the Lo-Down, which first reported on the proposal request.
Plans for the area include resurfacing and the installation of new furniture like benches and seat swings, according to RFP documents.
Pier 35 — which was previously slated for completion in 2014, according to the Lo-Down — will be turned into a new park, with a metal mesh-and-steel screen to separate the pier from a Department of Sanitation facility located adjacent to the new park, documents show. The park is expected to be completed in 2017, an EDC official previously said at a CB3 meeting in March.
The Rutgers Slip Pavilion will be approximately 2,400 square feet and include community space, a maintenance storage space and public restrooms, according to the RFP.
The deadline to submit a proposal is Aug. 28.