Rehabilitation Completed at Bed-Stuy Low-Income Building

Renovated project by renovated project, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan (NHMP)—a 10-year long, multi-billion dollar initiative that aims to create and preserve 165,000 affordable housing units in the five boroughs by the close of fiscal year 2014—is heading for fruition.

Renovated project by renovated project, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan (NHMP)—a 10-year long, multi-billion dollar initiative that aims to create and preserve 165,000 affordable housing units in the five boroughs by the close of fiscal year 2014—is heading for fruition.

On July 11, another energy inefficient housing building that’s part of the NHMP initiative was added to the list of rehabilitated multifamily properties. 270 Pulaski Street, a bunker-like 78,000-square-foot building in in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn that was completed in 1974 by the non-profit community development Consumer Action Program of Bedford Stuyvesant (CABS), went through an 18-month renovation project under plans designed by Nomad Architecture. The development team also included Rockabill Advisors, St. Nicks Alliance, and FG-PH Corp.

According to a press statement, the rehabilitation included the creation of six additional apartments, raising the total number of units to 72 ranging from one- to four-bedroom apartments, all of them targeting individuals or families earning at or below 60 percent of the AMI (or $49,080 for a family of four).

The rehabilitation project also included a deep energy retrofit to lower the energy consumption by half by replacing the building’s envelope, upgrading most of the plumbing and mechanical equipment, renovating all units with new bathrooms, kitchens, finishes and energy-efficient lighting, and adding a full sprinkler fire protection system.

 

Image courtesy of Nomad Architecture