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BDC Redevelopment is a new wellness-oriented resilient development designed to address the chronic social, economic, and health disparities in a historically underserved area. As part of New York State’s Vital Brooklyn initiative, Dattner Architects designed a master plan that outlines the phased redevelopment of a 25+acre decommissioned public site and is now designing the first buildings.

A robust offering of affordable housing, health and wellness programs, local employment, bike and walking paths, and active and passive recreation are incorporated to benefit residents of the new development and the surrounding communities. Once completed, BDC Redevelopment will bring over 2,400 affordable apartments to the neighborhood, including units for the formerly homeless, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and seniors. This is the result of community engagement and the collaborative efforts of a public-private-nonprofit partnership.

BDC Redevelopment is a new wellness-oriented resilient development designed to address the chronic social, economic, and health disparities in a historically underserved area. As part of New York State’s Vital Brooklyn initiative, Dattner Architects designed a master plan that outlines the phased redevelopment of a 25+acre decommissioned public site and is now designing the first buildings.

A robust offering of affordable housing, health and wellness programs, local employment, bike and walking paths, and active and passive recreation are incorporated to benefit residents of the new development and the surrounding communities. Once completed, BDC Redevelopment will bring over 2,400 affordable apartments to the neighborhood, including units for the formerly homeless, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and seniors. This is the result of community engagement and the collaborative efforts of a public-private-nonprofit partnership.

10-minute Neighborhood

BDC Redevelopment is conceived as a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood contained within a 10-minute walking radius, promoting a healthy lifestyle. Although primarily residential, the neighborhood offers a robust mixed-use program that will support local community needs. Healthcare, community resources, recreation, healthy food, shopping, work, education, and cultural events are all available within this zone.

The goal is to meet the daily needs of residents, reduce their dependence on cars, and encourage the social and health benefits of walking outdoors. Pedestrian and public transportation to the neighborhood and the larger city are promoted and remain essential.

BDC Redevelopment is conceived as a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood contained within a 10-minute walking radius, promoting a healthy lifestyle. Although primarily residential, the neighborhood offers a robust mixed-use program that will support local community needs. Healthcare, community resources, recreation, healthy food, shopping, work, education, and cultural events are all available within this zone.

The goal is to meet the daily needs of residents, reduce their dependence on cars, and encourage the social and health benefits of walking outdoors. Pedestrian and public transportation to the neighborhood and the larger city are promoted and remain essential.

A Sustainable Community

At BDC Redevelopment, buildings, open spaces, training, and employment programs are all part of a coordinated plan to provide a healthy and environmentally sustainable community. The development builds upon best practices in resiliency and sustainability to create a model project for responsible density in New York’s coastal communities. Sustainable elements include site-wide reduced energy consumption through Passive House Design for all residential buildings, which will not only reduce energy use, but improve indoor air quality, and provide a better, healthier environment for residents, and deliver buildings that stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Geothermal and stormwater management components are integrated throughout the campus.

The site has its own micro-grid, and additional on-site green energy generation is provided by rooftop solar panel arrays and a fuel cell coupled with a biodigester, powered by waste from on-site urban farms. By utilizing these methods, the project will support energy related job training, reduce operating costs, and provide vital emergency power options to the coastal community.

At BDC Redevelopment, buildings, open spaces, training, and employment programs are all part of a coordinated plan to provide a healthy and environmentally sustainable community. The development builds upon best practices in resiliency and sustainability to create a model project for responsible density in New York’s coastal communities. Sustainable elements include site-wide reduced energy consumption through Passive House Design for all residential buildings, which will not only reduce energy use, but improve indoor air quality, and provide a better, healthier environment for residents, and deliver buildings that stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Geothermal and stormwater management components are integrated throughout the campus.

The site has its own micro-grid, and additional on-site green energy generation is provided by rooftop solar panel arrays and a fuel cell coupled with a biodigester, powered by waste from on-site urban farms. By utilizing these methods, the project will support energy related job training, reduce operating costs, and provide vital emergency power options to the coastal community.

Location
Brooklyn, NY
Area
25+ acres
Clients
L+M Development Partners
Apex Building Group
RiseBoro Community Partnership
Services for the UnderServed
Collaborators
SCAPE Landscape Architecture
Recognition
SARA NY—Design Merit Award
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Location
Brooklyn, NY
Area
25+ acres
Clients
L+M Development Partners
Apex Building Group
RiseBoro Community Partnership
Services for the UnderServed
Collaborators
SCAPE Landscape Architecture
Recognition
SARA NY—Design Merit Award
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