PACC broke ground last September on a new 8-story supportive housing building for formerly homeless and low income community residents. The project is part of a mixed-use, mixed income development called "Navy Green" which is under construction at the former Navy Brig site in Wallabout, Brooklyn. The general contractor, Mega Contracting, Inc. is now two thirds of the way complete on the building!
Designed by Matthew Bremer of Architecture In Formation with Curtis + Ginsberg as executive architect, the building incorporates many environmentally conscientious strategies. It has been engineered according to the NYSERDA Multi-family Performance Program and will receive an Energy Star rating. The entire development site also plans to achieve LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) certification. Some "green" practices include exterior insulation on the foundation and cavity walls with an air barrier to enhance energy efficiency, manage moisture and reduce the building's carbon footprint. The masonry block is a recycled post-consumer Supplementary Cementatious Material (SCM) derived from post-consumer recycled glass. In addition, a high efficiency boiler is located on the roof and the building incorporates Energy Star appliances and light fixtures with occupancy sensors. PACC was also dedicated to utilizing interior finishes derived from natural products, such as linoleum flooring, emission free medium density fiberboard (MDF) for molding and wheat board for shelving.
The Navy Greene Supportive Housing building will provide 98 studio apartments, plus a two bedroom superintendent's unit, with social services for the 59 special needs individuals funded through the historic New York/New York III City-State partnership and 24/7 security. The project is being developed and managed by PACC with on-site social services provided by Brooklyn Community Housing and Services, Inc., a local non-profit service provider with a long history in the neighborhood.
PACC plans to begin marketing the 38 low income studio units with a preference for Community Board 2 in Fall 2011. Please look for further information on the application process to be posted later this Summer.
Update: Our "neighbors" at 45 Clermont in the Navy Green development site have already begun marketing their affordable rental building visit their website for more info.
- More photos of the 40 Vanderbilt work site- here
Wed, July 20, 2011
by Michelle Etwaroo filed under