Information about this lot
Why is this lot here?
We think this lot is vacant because:
- The lot was added manually by site admins.
Community Board 14, through its CB14Green project, had established direct connection with the head of MTA Real Estate Department and he expressed support in the initiative of using this lot for green space. He is checking with NYCT if they think using this lot (or partial lot) as a public green space is "fitting use" for it. If they approve, CB14 will facilitate a "Garden Agreement" between MTA and a local organization. We are now moving ahead with this strategy, which will hopefully allow for the implementation of a community garden on the front area of the lot, up until the building. We are discussing a long term vision of promoting a DPR RFP for dividing the lot and transferring the vacant part under DPR jurisdiction to be developed as a park. This is a big project and will require bringing it to the full board so for now we are waiting for NYCT approval.
Brooklyn block 6699, lot 47 which is listed in official documents as 851 Ave I, but is functionally at 849 E. 15th Street (which throws off the living lots link by a block).
There has been an RFP out for the property since 2012, but EDC who is attempting to develop the site has not found anyone who has shown more than a passing interest. The local community board (CB 14 Brooklyn) recently requested additional funding to help find a tenant because they are eager to have the property utilized.
Approximately 7,920 SF
Beautiful residential neighborhood
Walking distance to shops, restaurants and services
Two-story deactivated NYCT substation
Newer active substation to south of site not part of disposition
The RFP can be seen here, and despite the listed deadline dates it is still open:
This building is owned by the City and leased to MTA. In 2012, the City and MTA determined that it is no longer required for transit-related operations.