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New York seeks developer for media campus

Proposals are being invited for the development and operation of a TV, film and media production campus in Sunset Park, New York.

Made in New York (MiNY) Campus is a US$136m plan to transform Bush Terminal into a hub for media production and supporting industries; garment manufacturing is also targeted.

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME) have released a request for proposals (RFP). The RFP is for the opportunity to develop nearly 200,000 square feet of waterfront real estate into the Made in New York (MiNY) Campus at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park. The campus will be dedicated to film/television production, sound-recording, media production, and related services and industries.

This RFP for film, media, and production will complement the city’s investments, which will result in major renovations to several existing buildings to create nearly 200,000 square feet of garment manufacturing space and additional space suitable for flexible, modern light industrial uses, as well as streetscape improvements, and significant utility upgrades.

"New York City’s film and TV sector draws talent from around the world – and creates thousands of good-paying jobs here across the boroughs,” said deputy mayor Alicia Glen. “The Made in New York Campus will open a new chapter in this success story, by providing a state-of-the-art home base for 1,500 professionals. And we’re making sure that this campus will provide opportunities for everyone by requiring that proposals focus on local hiring, gender equity, and promoting diversity and inclusion.”

NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett added: “We’re thrilled to transform Bush Terminal into the first-ever Made in New York Campus. These state-of-the-art facilities will provide space for TV/film and media production and garment manufacturing.”

The 36-acre Bush Terminal Campus is currently home to 500 workers and is expected to add approximately 1,500 new workers starting in 2020. The MiNY Campus will be located next to Bush Terminal Piers Park, which opened in 2014 and now includes a new southern entrance to the park.

 

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This article was published on 2 Aug 2018 (last updated on 2 Aug 2018).

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