Dattner Architects has been selected to design Kingsbrook Estates in Central Brooklyn, transforming the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center North Campus into a new 266-unit affordable housing development. As part of Governor Cuomo’s Vital Brooklyn initiative, which promises to create 4,000 units of affordable housing in Central Brooklyn, Kingsbrook Estates will offer affordable housing and a wide array of health, wellness, employment, and support services for residents and the community at-large.
“The transformation of the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center North Campus is the latest step forward in our effort to revitalize Central Brooklyn with a $578 million investment in affordable housing. The new Kingsbrook Estates will be an outstanding development that delivers top-quality affordable housing and much needed health and social services to residents of Central Brooklyn.” – Governor Cuomo
The three-building development will give residents access to health and wellness classes, vocational training, physical activity programs, and integrated care. Amenities include a community garden, outdoor exercise equipment, walkways, children’s play areas, outdoor kitchens, an indoor teaching kitchen, community spaces, laundry rooms, and bike storage. A nurse’s station will provide on-site services and counseling space. One Brooklyn Health System and Kingsbrook Estates will also provide all-inclusive care for the elderly in the development’s 7,000 square foot PACE Center.
Kingsbrook Estates is designed to meet Enterprise Green Communities and ENERGY STAR requirements, and includes solar photovoltaic panels and green roof systems.
Clients for Kingsbrook Estates include Monadnock Development, CB-Emmanuel Realty, and Brooklyn Community Housing and Services. They were recently awarded the project through New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal (HCR).
“Monadnock is thrilled to be awarded Vital Brooklyn Sites E,F,G & H, Kingsbrook Estates, and we look forward to working with NYS HCR and the entire One Brooklyn Health System leadership to develop high quality, affordable housing in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. We want to thank Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYS HCR Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas for their leadership and ongoing commitment to housing the most vulnerable New Yorkers.” – Nicholas Lembo, Chairman of Monadnock Development
Dattner Architects is proud to be a part of the Kingsbrook Estates team and we look forward to giving the residents of Central Brooklyn a safe, healthy, and affordable space to live and thrive.
“As a 20-year resident of the East Flatbush community, I am pleased that the Cuomo Administration is making this investment. As an architect in the community, my firm and I are excited to help transform the Kingsbrook campus to include much needed affordable, inter-generational, and supportive housing. Our site plan is a combination of adaptive re-use and contextual design that will integrate with and enhance the community.” – John Woelfling, Principal at Dattner Architects