Governor Andrew Cuomo was in attendance as developers celebrated the commencement of construction at the Nevins Street Apartments complex in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at 50 Nevins Street, the mixed-use development will introduce 129 affordable apartments to the neighborhood and provide a comprehensive offering of mental health support services for its lowest-income residents.
Institute for Community Living
Downtown Brooklyn is a hotbed for major new developments, with sites like 9 DeKalb Avenue set to sprout supertall towers in the near future. But smaller opportunities for positive transformations still abound within the myriad of older structures that compose the bulk of the neighborhood’s urban fabric, and one such opportunity is located at 50 Nevins Street, which is set for a redevelopment and expansion by the Institute for Community Living.
The Institute for Community Living is planning to build a two-story, 44,600-square-foot medical office building at 2587 Atlantic Avenue, on the corner of Georgia Avenue in East New York, located a block from the Alabama Avenue stop on the J/Z trains. The nonprofit is expected to establish nine programs at the location, including mental health programs, social services, and care coordination. In addition, Community Healthcare Network, another nonprofit, is expected to provide primary care services in 5,100 square feet of the space, according to Crain’s. Dattner Architects is designing and completion is expected in 2018. Dattner is also working on ICL’s project in Crown Heights. As for this project, it is being built adjacent to ICL’s mental health clinic at 2581 Atlantic Avenue. The development assemblage include the three-story mixed-use building at 2587 Atlantic Avenue, the Georgia Avenue-facing end of 2581 Atlantic Avenue, and a two-story, two-family house at 40 Georgia Avenue.
The Institute for Community Living, a Cypress Hills non-profit that offers mental health services to low-income families, plans to dramatically expand its building at 2581 Atlantic Avenue near Broadway Junction.