HPD Announces Major Progress and Ribbon Cuttings on Linden Terrace Project in East New York

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Linden Terrace Building 1. Image Credit: NYC HPD.

On March 15, 2022, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), and development team members cut the ribbon for the Linden Terrace project’s first building. The Linden Terrace project will bring 548 new affordable homes spread across three buildings. The celebration marked the opening and first lease of 2858 Linden Boulevard, the first building, and the grand opening of the project’s second and third buildings. The development team consists of Radson Development, Real Builders, and Spring Management.

Linden Terrace Building 1 has 234 units, Building 2 will have 159 units and Building 3 will have 155 units. All 548 units will be affordable, and 221 of those units will be permanently affordable. In Linden Terrace 1, rents are available in the range of 30-80% of the area median income. The second and third buildings will include on-site social services provided by the bridge, which provides supportive housing and services to New Yorkers vulnerable to homelessness.

The buildings will all have sustainability features, including gray water recycling, an elevated lobby, green roofs, solar panels, VRF heating and cooling systems, and additional holding tanks for storm water and sewage. Buildings two and three will all use electric heat pumps, a decision that was made before the City put in place the new all-electric buildings law.

Affordability has been made possible by programs such as Affordability for Extremely Low Income and Low Income People. (SHE)mandatory inclusive housing and mix and match programs by HPD and HDC. Buildings two and three received additional funding through the Buildings of Excellence competition. The $40 million competetionadministered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, awards grants of up to $1 million to multi-family building projects that exhibit ultra-low or zero carbon emissions.

Construction is expected to be complete for all of Linden Terrace in early 2024, with applications open to the community for the remaining buildings in summer 2023. Residents of Brooklyn Community Board 5 will receive preference for 50% of homes of Linden Terrace marketed through NYC Housing Connect.

HPD Commissioner Adolfo Carrión Jr. said, Linden Terrace is bringing 548 affordable housing units to East New York, nearly a third of which will serve the lowest income New Yorkers, including those who are homeless and in need of support services. And we are building for the future. Not only are 40% of these homes permanently affordable to serve this community, but they are also built to high standards to improve quality of life and combat the growing threat posed by climate change. Thank you to our HPD team and our partners Radson Development, NYSERDA and dedicated elected officials for making this project possible.

By: Speedwell Pink (Veronica is a CityLaw Fellow and a graduate of New York Law School, Class of 2018.)

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