City and Development Team Break Ground on New Affordable Housing Complex in Fort Greene

Mayor Adams joins the development team for the ground breaking of the Hanson Place Community Plaza project. Image Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

The project site also features 22,000 feet of community space. On April 28, 2022, Mayor Eric Adams and other City officials joined the development team of Hanson Place Church Support Corporation, MDG Design + Construction, City Community Capital, The Richman Group, and other partners to break ground on Hanson Place Community Plaza.

The thirteen-story building will feature 104 units of affordable housing offered to extremely low- and moderate-income households. There will be an 8,000 square foot medical center, conference rooms and a 250-person multipurpose room for a total of 22,000 square feet of community space. 

The project is expected to cost $65,708,000 and includes funding from HPD’s Mix & Match Program, $2.8 million in Resolution A Capital Funds from Mayor Eric Adams (from when he was the Brooklyn Borough President), and Council Member Laurie Cumbo. 

Mayor Adams stated, ““We have been working and waiting a long time for this day, so I am so excited to be breaking ground on the Hanson Place Community Plaza project. I supported this project as borough president, and I’m proud to be here as the mayor to see it get underway. We are creating housing, creating jobs, and creating community — this is exactly what our city needs.”

HPD Commissioner Adolfo Carrión Jr. stated, “Hanson Place Community Plaza showcases the City’s efforts to pair affordable housing investments with neighborhood amenities that will strengthen the community. When complete, the project will bring more than 100 affordable homes, a new medical center, and community space operated by nonprofit Hanson Place SDA. Thanks to our development partners for making this impactful project possible.”

Elder Jeremiah Cox, President of the Hansen Place Church Support Corporation, stated, “This project is a dream come true for the leadership and membership of the Hanson Place Seventh-day Adventist Church. “Since our coming into the Fort Greene community sixty years ago, the church has impacted the community through religious, educational, cultural and welfare programs, and now, we cherish the opportunity to break into the area of providing affordable housing for community residents. We are indeed grateful to the developers and those agencies that combined to provide the funding to make this project possible.”

By: Veronica Rose (Veronica is the CityLaw fellow and a New York Law School graduate, Class of 2018.)



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