Construction Start

January 2006

Occupancy Date

May 2007

Number of Units

33 Apartments
2 and 3 Bedrooms

Building Size

43,000 Square Feet
6 floors

Development Cost

$8.3 Million

Capital Financing

NYS HCR Low Income Housing Credits

Richman Housing Resources LLC

NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

NYS Housing Trust Fund


Nonprofit Partner

Northeast Brookyln Housing Development Corp.

Social Service Provider



SLCE Architects


HLS Builders Corp.

Located in Brooklyn’s historic Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, Myrtle Avenue Apartments transformed a former city-owned vacant lot into badly needed affordable housing. All 33 apartments in the building have 2 and 3 bedrooms to accommodate families, eleven of which are set aside as permanent housing for formerly homeless families. The design of the building incorporates façade details from the neighborhood, including the decorative cornice, eyebrow window headers and horizontal bands. As part of a NYSERDA pilot project, Myrtle Avenue Apartments is the nation’s second multifamily high-rise building to receive the Energy Star label. The building’s high-performance energy-efficient elements will reduce both building and resident utility bills for years to come.


Rear Play Area

Typical Apartment Plan

First Floor Layout

Site Before Construction