11 - 24, 2003
City Will Issue RFP
By HEATHER HADDON
Though it promised a decision on its plans for redeveloping the Kingsbridge Armory by
mid-summer, the Bloomberg administration now plans instead to issue an RFP (request for
proposals) within a couple of months.
"We will be issuing an RFP sometime this fall," said Janel Patterson, a spokesperson for
the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
The EDC, the city agency overseeing the armory renovation, will meet with selected
stakeholders before beginning the bidding process. "We will be scheduling meetings with
the borough president, elected officials and other community groups to help craft the RFP,"
A few months ago, the EDC seemed inclined to pick from proposals already on the table.
Basketball City, a developer of large-scale sports and entertainment facilities, was chosen by
the Giuliani administration and was reported to be the favorite again. That plan mostly
includes retail stores and sports facilities. A program championed by the Northwest Bronx
Community and Clergy Coalition incorporated some retail but its centerpiece is the
inclusion of public schools.
In other armory news, the new roof over the drill hall is now complete. The $30 million
project replaced the structure's 240,000-square-foot roof.
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