A 6-story supportive housing building sponsored by Woodhull Hospital and the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, with 53,225 sq. ft. of community facility space and 89 single room occupancy units, averaging just over 350 sq. ft. The complex is built on the Woodhull Hospital campus in northern Bed-Stuy, between Flushing and Park Avenues, and occupies a separate tax lot.
There are 55 units designated for psychiatric patients recently released from Woodhull Hospital and 36 units for low-income residents. The cellar and ground floors have offices for administration and social services provided by the nonprofit Comunilife. The ground floor also has a dining room and kitchen, a computer room, and 9 apartments. A laundry room, tenants’ storage room, and bicycle storage are provided in the cellar. The upper floors have 16 units each.
PROJECT This 6-story, 89-unit complex provides housing and supportive services for low-income residents and for recently-released hospital psychiatric patients to receive treatment and live more independently.
LOCATION 179 Throop Ave, Brooklyn, NY
CLIENT Comunilife, Inc.
FUNDING NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development, NYS Homes and Community Renewal.
SERVICES Architectural design, project management, and construction administration.
What our clients have to say...
"I had the pleasure of working with MONICA LOPEZ ARCHITECT, LLC on a supportive housing project in New York City where the organization I worked for was their client. Their architectural design is phenomenally detail-oriented and incredibly mindful about designing per the needs of the client, the building's end user and resident population. Their approach was also sensitive about the organization's limited resources for maintenance. And so, they designed a beautiful building, but one that was resilient and thus, not labor intensive or unrealistic when it comes to its ongoing maintenance"
Ellen M. Kackmann, VP Affordable Housing
The Albanese Organization