Affordable housing development in Brownsville making progress

Dattner-designed buildings replacing Brooklyn's Prospect Plaza
  • 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.

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.