Glenmore Manor Apartments is the second residential property announced in updates to the city’s $1 billion infrastructure and affordable housing plan designed to reinvigorate Brownsville, Brooklyn. The apartments will occupy an assemblage of land at the intersection of Christopher Avenue and Glenmore Avenue, and Think! Architecture + Design is the project architect.
The development will include approximately 230 affordable homes for extremely low-income households, the formerly homeless, and low-income seniors. Ground floor commercial space will comprise 20,000 square feet of community-oriented services and locally-owned businesses. Future commercial occupants will reportedly include the Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union, the Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (CBEDC) which provides programming for young entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits, a sit-down restaurant, and a salon
As previously reported by YIMBY, the “Brownsville Plan” represents a collaboration across several government offices including New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO), the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ), the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), and the NYC Housing Development Corporation (HDC).
The development team for Glenmore Manor Apartments also includes he African American Planning Commission, Inc. (AAPC), Brisa Builders, and Lemle & Wolff.
“Access to quality, affordable housing is one of my administration’s top priorities, particularly in an economically disadvantaged area of Brooklyn such as Brownsville, which has endured decades of neglect, said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. “I commend all the City agencies that have been collaborating to deliver these much-needed affordable homes and technology upgrades to this part of the borough.”