Governor Cuomo Announces Request for Proposals to Develop Javits "Site K" on Manhattan's Far West Side

March 4, 2021

Empire State Development Seeking Economic Development Project for 1.2-Acre Lot Across from Javits Convention Center  
Proposals due by May 6, 2021; RFP Application Available Here 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a Request for Proposals for the commercial or mixed-use development of 418 11th Avenue, one of the last remaining vacant parcels on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan, is now open. The approximately 1.2-acre site, referred to as Site K, is owned by the New York Convention Center Development Corporation - an Empire State Development subsidiary - and is located directly east of the main entrance to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which is currently undergoing a $1.5 billion, 1.2 million square-foot expansion. 

"From the opening of Moynihan Train Hall to the High Line expansion, we are creating a vibrant, transit-oriented Midtown West that is designed to fuel significant economic growth as we restart our state's economy," Governor Cuomo said. "Site K will bring even more opportunities to this flourishing New York neighborhood, with improved transit, new outdoor spaces and affordable housing opportunities - a true testament to our commitment to build back better."   

ESD Acting Commissioner, and President and CEO-designate Eric Gertler said, "Governor Cuomo's vision to transform Manhattan's West Side takes a big step forward with ESD's issuance of the Site K RFP. As we continue to advance our work on the Javits Center expansion, this project presents a unique development opportunity at the front door of one of New York's most highly trafficked destinations, hosting world-famous events and industry gatherings attended by hundreds of thousands of visitors, convention-goers and New Yorkers annually."

Read the full press release here.