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City Asks for Proposals for Affordable Development on Slaughterhouse Site

By Gwynne Hogan | September 1, 2015 4:11pm
 The spot is now used as parking lot.
The spot is now used as parking lot.
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HELLS KITCHEN — Affordable housing is coming to the neighborhood with the construction of the 11th Avenue Slaughterhouse Site.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation asked developers Monday for proposals for an all-affordable, mixed-use, housing development on the site of a former abattoir, now an NYPD parking lot.

The project was first reported by DNAinfo New York in July.

Priority will be given to developers who propose permanent affordable housing for a variety of income brackets up to $142,395 a year for a family of four, which is 165 percent of the Area Media Income (AMI).

The city is pushing for a maximum of 15 percent studio units and a minimum of 15 percent three-bedroom, according to the proposal.

The lot, located at 495 11th Avenue, sits just west the Hudson Yards special district between 39th and 40th Streets. 

The 24,687 square foot parking lot was once the location of a slaughterhouse owned by the New York Butchers' Dressed Meat Company, earning it the nickname Slaughterhouse Site.

The slaughterhouse stopped operating in the late 1950's and the building that had been there was demolished in the 1990's, according to the city. 

DNAinfo reported that the city would seeking development proposals for the site this July.

Proposals are due on December 11. An information session will be held on September 21 at NYCEDC's offices at 110 William Street. For more information visit the EDC's website.