New York City Announces Modular Affordable Housing Development
The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has announced plans to build a 167-unit modular housing block in East New York, Brooklyn. From Think! Architecture and Design, the building includes a mix of studios, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units. In addition to a large community area, there will also be a new medical clinic and supportive services for homeless New Yorkers.
The development team also includes Thorobird Companies and Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Services, a non-profit organization that focuses on improving the lives of immigrants, women, and low-income residents primarily of Bangladeshi descent. FullStack Modular, a Brooklyn-based company, will oversee fabrication of the modular units for 581 Grant Avenue.
“FullStack Modular is honored to be chosen by the City of New York to help prove the efficiency and cost predictability that modular housing can bring,” said FullStack Modular founder and CEO Roger Krulak. “We are also proud to be part of an all-star NYC-based development team with deep roots in Brooklyn, and are excited to have a factory humming with good-paying jobs for New Yorkers.” Construction is expected to start in 2021 and end in mid-2022.