Vanderbilt Avenue in Wallabout, Brooklyn is located in one of
NYC’s most exciting new development sites. This 8-story
permanent supportive housing residence developed by the local community
development organization, Pratt Area Community Council (PACC) is part
of the master planning efforts at the former Navy Brig site coined
“Navy Green” which will include over 455 units of
mixed income housing, a beautifully landscaped common green and retail
and community facility spaces.
PACC is currently
marketing 38 of the studio apartments with a priority given to Brooklyn
Community Board 2 residents. The entire building consists of 98 units
with one live-in superintendent. Sixty percent of the units are
reserved for individuals who have been chronically homeless and meet
the criteria for the historic NY/NY III City-State partnership. On-site
social services will be available to all residents and provided by
Brooklyn Community Housing and Services, a local non-profit.
The project was designed
by Matthew Bremer of Architecture In Formation with Curtis + Ginsberg
Architects LLP as executive architects, both award winning
architectural firms, that were committed to creating a unique and
vibrant building which thoughtfully pays homage to the industrial
nature of the neighborhood.
40 Vanderbilt Avenue
incorporates green building materials and is engineered to meet the New
York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
guidelines. Some of the features include masonry derived from
post-consumer recycled glass, exterior insulation on foundation and
cavity walls, HVAC, windows, lighting and appliances to meet Energy
Star performance thresholds, Low-VOC paints, recycled content laminated
and Forest Stewardship Council certified wood.
Each studio apartment has
a private kitchen and bath with large oversized windows. There are many
amenities including on-site laundry, fitness room, computer room, a
large open lobby with seating, a residents’ lounge that
offers visual connection to a beautiful outdoor common green space and
24-hour staffed security.
Please visit our website www.40vanderbilt.org
to download an application and view images of the building.
Fri, September 9, 2011
by Michelle Etwaroo filed under