Brewery Site Provides Workforce Housing in Brooklyn
A residential development on the site of a former brewery is one of six projects recognized by NAHB at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando last month for its contribution to efforts nationwide to provide affordably priced housing for teachers, police, firefighters and other essential workers in the communities they serve.
Winner of the NAHB Innovation in Workforce Housing Award, Rheingold Gardens Partnership Homes in Brooklyn, N.Y. is comprised of more than 150 dwelling units, including two-family homes, three-family homes and condominiums.
The project is part of a 6.7-acre brownfield redevelopment on the site of the former Rheingold Brewery. The entire project consists of more than 400 units of housing, including low-income rental apartments and an affordable housing cooperative. The completed project will include a day-care center, a senior home care office and training center and retail space.
Developed by the Bluestone Group of Fresh Meadows, N.Y., the project is an important part of the revitalization of Brooklyn’s Bushwick area.
Major stakeholders in the project included the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council , which acted as community sponsor and marketing agent for the Partnership homes and developer for the other components of the Rheingold redevelopment; The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development; the Housing Partnership Development Corporation; New York State Affordable Housing Corp.; and JP Morgan Chase.