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One of the first developments stemming from the East New York Neighborhood Plan, Chestnut Commons will provide affordable housing for formerly homeless and low-income households. Community-centric in both design and development, the project integrates a satellite Community College campus, a food manufacturing incubator that will provide job training, and a credit union.

One of the first developments stemming from the East New York Neighborhood Plan, Chestnut Commons will provide affordable housing for formerly homeless and low-income households. Community-centric in both design and development, the project integrates a satellite Community College campus, a food manufacturing incubator that will provide job training, and a credit union.

Developed and operated by locally-based organizations with strong community ties, Chestnut Commons will strengthen the neighborhood with the inclusion of economic development and educational opportunities, arts programming, and job training services. Keeping with the project vision for a healthy, sustainable, and affordable community, the 14-story building is being designed to Passive House standards and in compliance with NYC Active Design Guidelines to promote healthy living for residents.

Developed and operated by locally-based organizations with strong community ties, Chestnut Commons will strengthen the neighborhood with the inclusion of economic development and educational opportunities, arts programming, and job training services. Keeping with the project vision for a healthy, sustainable, and affordable community, the 14-story building is being designed to Passive House standards and in compliance with NYC Active Design Guidelines to promote healthy living for residents.

Community Resources

The building will feature a satellite campus for CUNY Kingsborough Community College, a new performing arts center run by ARTS East New York, a food manufacturing incubator, a social services center run by the Cypress Hills Local Development Corp, and a Brooklyn Federal Credit Union branch.

 

The building will feature a satellite campus for CUNY Kingsborough Community College, a new performing arts center run by ARTS East New York, a food manufacturing incubator, a social services center run by the Cypress Hills Local Development Corp, and a Brooklyn Federal Credit Union branch.

 

Passive House

Chestnut Commons will exceed NYC Energy Code and Enterprise Green Community requirements by being designed and built to Passive House standards. The design integrates many healthy living, resiliency, and sustainability features, including rooftop solar panels, rooftop farming for residents, and other recreational spaces. Passive solar shading is provided by deeply recessed windows and projected solar shades at the eastern and southern facades.

Chestnut Commons will exceed NYC Energy Code and Enterprise Green Community requirements by being designed and built to Passive House standards. The design integrates many healthy living, resiliency, and sustainability features, including rooftop solar panels, rooftop farming for residents, and other recreational spaces. Passive solar shading is provided by deeply recessed windows and projected solar shades at the eastern and southern facades.

Location
Brooklyn, NY
Area
300,000 sf
Completion
2021
Client
MHANY Management
Urban Builders Collaborative
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
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Location
Brooklyn, NY
Area
300,000 sf
Completion
2021
Client
MHANY Management
Urban Builders Collaborative
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
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