Mayor De Blasio Revives Push To Convert Former Greenpoint Hospital Into Affordable Housing
The city is seeking proposals to transform the site of the former Greenpoint Hospital — shuttered since 1982 — into hundreds of units of affordable housing, Mayor de Blasio will announce Wednesday night.
The Department of Housing Preservation and Development will issue a request for expressions of interest from development teams for plans to build at least 300 units on the site, but expects proposals that could include as many as 600 — depending on whether the plans seek to rehab existing buildings on the site in Brooklyn. Developers will also be tasked with relocating a 200-bed shelter and a clinic that are currently inside a former hospital buildings into new structures on the same 3.4 acre site. . .