Dattner Architects has been selected to design Chestnut Commons, a new 274-unit deeply affordable housing building in Cypress Hills. The building, which includes a large, multi-story community facility and ground floor retail for local businesses, was designed in response to community input and local East New York needs. It will pursue Passive House certification and incorporate Active Design principles, contributing to the sustainability and resiliency of the development. Our clients for Chestnut Commons are MHANY Management, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, and Urban Builders Collaborative. They were awarded the project through New York City’s Housing Preservation & Development arm, which earlier this week announced that they are on track to build and protect 200,000 affordable homes by 2022, two years ahead of schedule.