The MTA wants a bold mixed-use project above a stretch of train tracks in Brooklyn

Agency has released an RFP for the 3.8 acre project

The MTA's 61st Street RFP (Credit: MTA)
The MTA's 61st Street RFP (Credit: MTA)

An unorthodox mixed-use development could be on its way to Brooklyn above a stretch of The Long Island Rail Road.

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The MTA has released a Request for Proposals for a 3.8-acre stretch of airspace above freight rail tracks on 61st Street between 8th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway, according to Bklyner. The agency wants to see proposals for mixed-use developments with affordable and market-rate residential units, office space, retail space and parking, and the project would give the MTA a new revenue source.

The Site Is Located Between The 8th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway subway stations, and the development would have to be built on a platform over the train tracks with a 22-foot overheard clearance. All submissions for the 61st Street Overbuild RFP must be in by April 27, 2018. [Bklyner]Eddie Small

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