Nonprofit developer CAMBA has announced plans to demolish the former psychiatric ward of Kings County Hospital in southern Crown Heights and build 293 units of affordable housing in its place, DNAinfo reports. Designing the new building will be Dattner Architects, the team that collaborated on the Bronx's Via Verde and is currently working on BAM North Site II. Dattner looked into repurposing the old hospital building, but found that the floorplans would be too difficult to convert.
This project is the second phase of the CAMBA Gardens development. Phase I consists of 209 affordable housing units at 690 and 738 Albany Avenue, also the sites of former hospital buildings. Those apartments go for $810/mont for a 1BR, with couples limited to $41,280 in annual income, and $1,127/month for a 3BR with a maximum household income of $59,820. The pricing for Phase II has yet to be established. The project is expected to be completed in 2016.
· Affordable Housing to Replace Shuttered Kings County Hospital Psych Ward [DNAinfo]
· Dattner Architects coverage [Curbed]
· Affordable Housing coverage [Curbed]