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Dattner Architects posted tons of new renderings and diagrams for the 12-story, low-income housing development planned for a parking lot at Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville. The form of the building has not changed, but the most visible and interesting part, a rounded curved corner, has been recolored, and is now a cool and refreshing oyster white instead of orange-brown.
Here is the one rendering released two years ago, when the New York City Housing Authority first announced the project. CAMBA Housing Ventures is the developer. (CAMBA is also working on the second phase of affordable rentals next to Kings County Hospital in Flatbush, an otherwise unrelated project.) It will rise next door to the 100-year-old, William Tubby-designed Stone Avenue Library, at 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, which the LPC is considering landmarking.
Also new are interior renderings, details, other exterior views, and diagrams. Click through to see them.
Permits don’t appear to have been filed yet, but we assume the project is finally moving forward because it received a $6,000,000 grant from the state. The completion date has also been pushed back from this summer to 2016, although that could still be ambitious.
For now at least, the development has no address apart from 603 Mother Gaston Boulevard, the location of the existing Van Dyke Houses. As we have mentioned before, it will have 100 permanently affordable apartments, including 44 one-bedrooms and 56 two-bedrooms, in addition to community space and a mental health clinic. Thirty percent of the units will be reserved for homeless families or families at risk of homelessness, 25 perecent will be set aside for current NYCHA residents, and the rest will go to households making 60 percent of the Area Median Income or less, or $51,540 a year for a family of four.
We think it’s an attractive design for affordable housing. “The L-shaped building is designed to create a transition between the street and the Van Dyke campus,” said Dattner, and the curved corner “serves as a gateway to the neighborhood.” What do you think of the look?