Extending their commitment to affordable housing in Crown Heights, SHF and the Briarwood Organization are partnering on the development of Weeksville NCP. The new construction will be eight (8) stories and will provide 45 units of affordable family and senior housing.
Although currently the site is vacant, the surrounding neighborhood has a proud and rich history. The design of the new building honors that history by embracing opportunities for expressive geometry and art. A chevron pattern in the facade material and ornamental metal screening establishes a dynamic motif for the identity of the building. Warm wood panels in the lobby and on the residential corridors compliment the strong geometry. The rear yard has multiple levels of gathering space with a grill area and separate gated children’s playground.
Client: Settlement Housing Fund and The Briarwood Organization (Co-Developers)
Agency: New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
MEP: RosenthalEngineering, PLLC
Landscape: RKLA Studio Landscape Architecture
Civil: Michael Wein, P.E.
Energy: Bright Power
Environmental: AKRF, Inc.
General Contractor: The Briarwood Organization
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