Bringing New Housing for Seniors and Formerly Homeless Families to Weeksville, Brooklyn

We’ve closed on our Weeksville Place Development

We’ve closed on our Weeksville Place development with The Beechwood Organization!

“Weeksville Place will have a profoundly beneficial impact on the residents and community – meeting the demand for high-quality affordable housing – on land that has long been vacant/underutilized.” – Michael Gaboury, Deputy Director of Housing Development at Settlement Housing Fund

Mobilization on construction has already begun, and construction on the development will begin in late September. The development is located in the Weeksville neighborhood in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, at 1559 Prospect Place.

Settlement Housing Fund and Beechwood were selected to develop the site through HPD’s Neighborhood Construction Program. We serve as the lead developer on the Project, and Beechwood as the general contractor and co-developer.

Designed by ESKW/Architects, Weeksville Place will be an 8-story building, with 26 units for extremely low- and very low-income seniors, and 19 units for extremely low- and low- to moderate-income households, 8 of which will be set aside for households experiencing homelessness. Weeksville Place will include a laundry room for residents, a community room, and space for social support services. Other amenities include bike storage and an outdoor recreation area.

The project is designed to comply with Enterprise Green Communities 2015 criteria for Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability, incorporating for example: high albedo roofing to reduce the heat island effect, water conserving plumbing fixtures, energy efficient appliances and lighting. For Storm Resiliency measures, the project includes a rooftop emergency power generator, and further– although not required– a rooftop solar photovoltaics array will be installed on the main roof.

Learn more about our Weeksville Place development here: Weeksville Place