Designed by SLCE Architects, 516 Schroeders Avenue is the one of the final phases of the Nehemiah Spring Creek development in East New York, and today YIMBY has a first look at renderings. The complete development arrives on the heels of an initiative to reinvigorate a predominantly low-income area of Brooklyn, New York, and spans nearly 45 acres of land.
In conjunction with the City of New York, the East Brooklyn Congregation, which is comprised of more than 100 Church congregations in the East New York and Brownsville neighborhoods, is the main entity behind the development.
The 70,000 square foot building will top out at seven stories and include 79 one-bedroom apartments for low-income senior citizens and a single, two-bedroom apartment for the superintendent. Residential amenities include an exercise room, resident activity rooms, a landscaped rear yard, a community room, a communal kitchen, and a laundry room. A community facility and a retail tenant will occupy the ground floor.
With a focus on sustainability, the building was designed to achieve NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) certification and incorporates high-performance and energy-efficient technology throughout.