Prospect Plaza in 2014, pre-construction/Google Maps Screenshot Progress continues to be made on the affordable housing development in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn. After 16 years of vacancy and, finally, demolition, the site is now making major strides. The leads on the project are Blue Sea Development and Dattner Architects, selected in 2013 by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and New York City Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). Back in 2000, the NCYHA removed 1,200 residents from Prospect Plaza with intent to rebuild the housing project into something superior. However, clearing of the site didn’t begin until May of 2014. Although the previous structure stood 15 stories high, the city denied submission for a new six-story configuration with 101 apartments in 2014, according to Brownstoner. The approved and working plans designed by Dattner Architects illustrate a 200,000 square-foot, 4.5-acre site with 364 units. A ...
- Project leaders are Blue Sea Development and Dattner Architects, selected in 2013 by the New York City Housing Authority and New York City Housing Preservation and Development.
- Plans illustrate a 4.5-acre site with 364 units. A total of 80 units will be NYCHA public housing and 284 will be affordable housing units.
- Construction is broken into three phases. The second stage of construction, Prospect Plaza North, is currently wrapping up.
- Keeping the same name as the housing project that was demolished in 2000, the development is slated for completion by 2017.