Open House New York (OHNY) is back with its annual citywide celebration of architecture! Offering a unique opportunity to experience New York City and the built environment, Dattner Architects will participate in this year’s OHNY Weekend with in-person tours at projects on Saturday, October 21, Chestnut Commons and Sunday, October 22, Broome Street Development.
Located on an underused public land bounded by Dinsmore Place, Chestnut Street, and Atlantic Avenue, Chestnut Commons provides 275 affordable housing units to formerly homeless, extremely low-, very low-, and low-income households. This project is part of the East New York Neighborhood Plan, released in 2016 as part of the East New York new neighborhood rezoning, outlining a commitment to expedite the construction of deeply affordable housing.
This new 14-story development offers a variety of uses contributing to a self-sustaining community with activities that support, enhance, and stimulate the surrounding community. The residential portion of the building integrates programming throughout, including communal spaces on the second floor with direct access to a landscaped roof terrace for residents, extending indoor activities to the outdoors. A large portion of the 14th floor roof is a gardening area with raised planting beds to create opportunities for active planting and vegetable cultivation.
Broome Street Development
Our recently completed Suffolk and Norfolk buildings are located just South of the Essex Crossing in the Lower East Side. The 460,000 square foot mixed-use development encompasses a diverse mix of market-rate, affordable and senior housing, as well as a community facility, retail space and the headquarters for a well-known neighborhood social services organization.
The building covers most of the city block, fronting multiple streets. It incorporates a combination of different building heights, window proportions and careful brick detailing that relate to the mix of scales that characterize this vibrant and ever-changing neighborhood.
We can’t wait to celebrate OHNY Weekend with all of you. See you on October 21-22!