BROOKLYN NAVY YARD — Third time's the charm.
After two failed partnerships with potential Admiral's Row developers, Brooklyn Navy Yard officials announced plans to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a new company to build a supermarket on the 6-acre site at the corner of Flushing Avenue and Navy Street.
"We are now going to be issuing a new RFP," Navy Yard official Richard H. Drucker told Community Board 2 members Wednesday night. "We are looking forward to that and it should be happening in the next couple of months; definitely before the spring."
The Navy Yard dropped the original developer — PA Associates — after federal bribery charges were filed against one of the firm's founders in 2011.
And in late December 2013 the second developer — Blumenfeld Development Group — was dropped after it failed to identify a supermarket operator for the site, according to Drucker.
Drucker assured board members that the new RFP was different than the previous documents in that it would require the respondent to have a binding partnership with a supermarket prior to applying.
Admiral's Row is currently home to 12 dilapidated naval mansions. Two of the historic structures will be preserved while the remaining ten will torn down to make way for the supermarket.