New affordable housing is rising on two empty lots on Bainbridge Street in Bed-Stuy, but rather than build a modern glass-and-steel edifice, the designers opted for a neo-traditional style that matches the neighbors. Brownstoner spotted the rendering on the website of Harden Van Arnam Architects, a firm that specializes in creating low income and special needs housing. The new four-story building will have 23 units of studios and two-bedrooms, with half of the home reserved for low-income families while the other half is for homeless families coming directly from the domestic violence shelter system. There will be on-site social services, a rear garden, a laundry room, children's playroom, lounge, and a computer room. The developer is New Destiny Housing, and construction started last August.
· Neo-Traditional Affordable Build Going up in Bed Stuy [Brownstoner]
· Harden Van Arnam Architects [official]
· Bainbridge Manor [New Destiny Housing]