Passive house

Rendering of 97-04 Sutphin Boulevard

Sutphin Senior Residence Breaks Ground at 97-04 Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens

Local officials and developers recently celebrated the commencement of construction on Sutphin Senior Residence, a 15-story affordable housing property at 97-04 Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. Designed by Bernheimer Architecture and developed by affordable housing developer Breaking Ground, the building will yield 173 apartments reserved for low-income seniors, including 52 supportive housing units for formerly homeless older adults with serious mental illness or substance use disorder.

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Rendering of Dekalb Commons

Dekalb Commons Affordable Housing Complex Breaks Ground in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

City officials, project partners, and community leaders recently joined to celebrate the commencement of construction at Dekalb Commons, a three-building affordable housing complex in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Designed by Magnusson Architecture & Planning and developed in partnership by the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and St. Nicks Alliance, the buildings are currently addressed as 652 Dekalb Avenue, 639 Dekalb Avenue, and 1187 Fulton Street.

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The all-season, heated pool at 42 Broad Street

Developers Reveal Completed 249-Unit Passive House Building at 42 West Broad Street in Mount Vernon

Alexander Development Group and The Bluestone Organization have just completed one of the world’s largest Passive House multifamily rental properties at 42 West Broad Street in Mount Vernon, New York. Known simply as 42 Broad, the property is designed by Perkins Eastman and comprises 249 market-rate apartments, more than 20,000 square feet of amenities, a parking garage, and high-efficiency mechanicals that significantly limit the structure’s energy use and carbon emissions.

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Aerial rendering of 326 Rockaway Avenue - Courtesy of Aufgang Architects

Affordable Housing Development Breaks Ground at 326 Rockaway Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Construction has broken ground at 326 Rockaway Avenue, the site of a 17-story affordable housing development in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Designed by Aufgang Architects and developed by Slate Property Group and RiseBoro Community Partnership, the project will yield 215 permanently affordable housing units, around 5,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, and will debut as one of the most sustainable income-restricted properties in New York City. Slate appointed multidisciplinary design studio OSD (the Office of Strategy and Design) as the landscape architects responsible for designing a welcoming outdoor experience.

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