Vital Brooklyn initiative for sustainable and affordable housing co-located with healthcare
CHV was awarded the development site for The Hart through the Vital Brooklyn initiative, a New York State community development program designed to uplift underserved neighborhoods in Central Brooklyn through holistic approaches like addressing the social determinant of health and affordable housing. The Hart is currently in the pre-development phase and once complete will offer permanently affordable and sustainable housing, innovative community facility space, and programming designed to meet the needs of the community. The Hart will be home to a mental health out-patient center that also features a primary care facility and will be one of Vital Brooklyn’s 32 Ambulatory Care Centers.
The Hart is targeting LEED-Gold certification, is designed for ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction targets and Active Design standards. The project will be solar-ready for a 28 KW Photovoltaic Array and interior construction will include durable and sustainable finishes that are low or no-VOC, efficient HVAC systems and fixtures, and healthy indoor air quality.