HUNTERS POINT — The city is looking for a developer to construct housing, retail and open space above a rail yard in Long Island City, according to a Request for Proposals published Monday.
The city's Economic Development Corporation, along with the MTA, is seeking a third party to develop the 58,000-square-foot parcel at 11-24 Jackson Ave. bordered by 21st Street, Jackson and 49th avenues.
The city owns the air rights to the site, which is currently used by the LIRR for storage. Any development would need to be built over the existing rail yard, similar to the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan which is being built above the West Side Yard.
The RFP calls for a developer to build a mixed-use project that would include housing for a variety of incomes, as well as a community facility, retail and publicly accessible open space.
The site is close to the entrance of the Pulaski Bridge and has 7 and G train stations nearby.
"This project represents a great opportunity to meet a variety of neighborhood needs in Long Island City,” EDC President Maria Torres-Springer said in a statement.
Proposals for the site are due April 21, according to the RFP.