Governors Island offers a wide range of development opportunities, including adaptive reuse of historic buildings and new construction on development zones through leases issued by the Trust. Permitted uses include education, office, hospitality, cultural, non-profit, convening space, restaurants and more.
Existing buildings and spaces are made available for lease through public Request for Proposals (RFP) processes, or by contacting the Trust’s real estate team.
33 acres on the Island’s southern end were designated for future construction as part of the Island’s Park and Public Space Master Plan, released in 2010, including the 6.5 acre Western Development Zone and 26.5 Eastern Development Zone. These areas are subject to future rezoning, and will be made available through a future public Request for Proposals process.For the latest information on active RFPs, click here.