NYC’s Largest House of Worship Announces Massive Affordable Housing Development in East New York

The Christian Cultural Center has partnered with Gotham Industries to develop a new affordable housing complex that is poised to drastically enliven and invigorate the surrounding East New York community.

The new buildings will rise from a large vacant parking lot on the church’s existing campus. The 2,100 planned apartments will be reserved for low and middle income families and individuals. The complex also includes housing for senior citizens.

Community facilities will include a performing arts center, 24-hour child care facilities, a fresh food grocery store, vocational training services, walk-in medical services, recreational athletic space, and retail. Both residents and the public will have access to more that two acres of outdoor areas.

To facilitate access to public transportation, the development will also introduce a new shuttle service from the complex to the L and 3 trains.

The complex and site plan are being designed by Vishaan Chakrabarti from the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU).

“When we traditionally think about infrastructure, it’s transportation and utilities. Today, we know that for a community to succeed it needs access to a broader infrastructure of opportunity – open space, education, health care, child care, social opportunities and culture. Each of these things is considered in the plan that we have prepared with Gotham to advance Rev. Bernard’s vision for a sustainable and equitable community,” said Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA, Founder of PAU.

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7 Comments on "NYC’s Largest House of Worship Announces Massive Affordable Housing Development in East New York"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Nil not found on project that you show on words about the new buildings. Beautiful design. (I said)

  2. OMG I love it. When will this project start?

  3. Robin Overton Ellis | December 12, 2018 at 6:41 pm | Reply

    Very nice building up the neighborhood thank GOD I have lived in ENY most of my life Also a member of CCC when it 1st started

  4. Please tell me what I have to do for apartment.

  5. Michele marable | December 13, 2018 at 5:48 pm | Reply

    That is great when can i start application process

  6. Tracey Clafford | December 25, 2018 at 2:00 am | Reply

    Where can I start signing up for an application?

  7. Jazmin Branch | April 23, 2019 at 2:53 pm | Reply

    Please email me when the application process begins and where I can obtain the application to complete. Thank you.

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