NYCHA Files Plans for Final Prospect Plaza Site With Supermarket, Rooftop Greenhouse


The City is moving ahead with plans for the long-delayed public housing project in Brownsville known as Prospect Plaza. On Monday, the New York City Housing Authority filed plans for the third and final building in the complex, at 1845 Sterling Place. (The Real Deal was the first to write about the filing; NY YIMBY had more info.)

In 2000, the city moved 1,500 residents out of three behemoth public housing towers at the site, saying they’d have new apartments for residents by 2005. But as readers may recall, it wasn’t until 2014 that NYCHA and developers finally demolished the long-vacant buildings.

Phase 1 of the project, a townhouse-style development at 1765 Prospect Place, was well along with nearly finished exteriors when YIMBY visited in June. Phase 2, at 1760 Prospect Place, was in foundations.

The final phase of the project — called the Saratoga Site — is a 141,000-square-foot building designed by Dattner Architects. The five-story Saratoga structure will have 123 apartments, a parking garage, a ground floor grocery store, and a two-story community center topped with a greenhouse on the roof. The Saratoga Site is slated for completion in 2017, according to Dattner’s website.

When finished, the entire multi-block Prospect Plaza complex, developed by Blue Sea Developers, will have a total of 364 units. It will include 80 NYCHA public housing apartments and 248 affordable housing units reserved for residents who earn $49,800.

NYCHA Files Plans for Prospect Plaza’s Final Phase [TRD]
Permits Filed: 1845 Sterling Place, The Final Piece of Prospect Plaza Affordable Housing [NYY]
Lots Cleared for Huge Public Housing Project in Brownsville [Brownstoner]
City Finally Moves to Redevelop Vacant Housing Project in Brownsville [Brownstoner]
Rendering by Dattner Architects, photo from Google Maps

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