On April 24, Dattner Architects joined CAMBA Housing Ventures, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and partnering community leaders for the ribbon cutting ceremony at CAMBA Gardens II – a new supportive and affordable housing development situated on the campus of Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.
Recently awarded the 2018 Excellence in Affordable Housing Development by ULI-NY, CAMBA Gardens II offers 293 supportive and affordable housing units, half of which are designated for the formerly homeless. A “U” shaped structure, this building encloses a courtyard facing CAMBA Gardens I to the east and includes amenities that promote sustainability, health living, and wellness. CAMBA Gardens II encompasses residential, office, and public spaces including a double height lobby, day lit corridors to promote “active design,” two community rooms, and shared outdoor spaces, and features on-site social services and 24-hour security. Part of the larger CAMBA Gardens development, CAMBA Gardens I and CAMBA Gardens II provide a combined 502 homes for qualifying New Yorkers.
Co-locating affordable and supportive housing on the Kings County Hospital campus allows residents easy access to much needed healthcare and mental health facilities.
“CAMBA Gardens II is prime example of how we can provide our most vulnerable New Yorkers the opportunity to move forward and upward with their lives by living independently in a compassionate community that takes their interests and goals to heart.” – Governor Cuomo
“As we deliver the Governor’s housing plan, it is projects like [CAMBA Gardens II] that revitalize our communities, create opportunity, and grow our economy.” – RuthAnne Visnauskas, New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner
With available resources and a support system in place, CAMBA Gardens II affords residents with stability and the ability to live healthier and more independent lives.