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Design and Planning for New, Permanent Affordable Housing in Brooklyn

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NYCEEC Green Predevelopment Loan
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1510 Broadway, Brooklyn, Predevelopment Loan

The Building

Building type
Affordable Multifamily

Building profile
107 units
116,181 square feets

Year Built
Expected 2022

Brooklyn, NY

2 years

Project type
Energy efficiency

LED interior lighting,
high-efficiency windows,
VRF system, apartment unit
PTACs, low-flow devices,
energy star appliances

NYCEEC loan product
Green Predevelopment Loan

Closing date
June 2021

The Project

NYCEEC provided critical predevelopment funding to support architectural and engineering services, energy modeling, and other eligible expenses related to the construction of a six-story 107-unit, 100% affordable multifamily apartment building in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

The developer, MacQuesten Construction Management LLC, was awarded the project through the HPD’s MWBE Building Opportunity RFP. MacQuesten is a New York City certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise. The project is expected to receive construction financing in December 2021.

The $1,350,000 Green Predevelopment Loan will help ensure that planning and design work can be completed without further delaying construction and that appropriate measures are installed such that the building can achieve at least 15% energy savings compared to its baseline. The building is expected to comply with Enterprise Green Communities criteria and receive LEED certification.

Total project cost




Affordable housing units

Estimated GHG emissions saved over project lifetime (versus conventional construction)


1,483 metric tons

The Results

The proposed development will be a 6-story mixed-use building with commercial frontage along Broadway, reactivating a long-vacant site in a rapidly changing neighborhood. The building is expected to include:

  • 107 residential units affordable to tenants earning from 27% to 77% of area median income.
  • 7,000 sf landscaped courtyard accessed from second floor resident lounge.
  • 1,795 sf recreational space on the first floor for residents and community groups.