Construction has commenced for Throop Corners, the first of five projects on city-owned sites in Brooklyn's Broadway Triangle neighborhood, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced on September 14.

The project site, located at the intersection of the Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods, is slated for the construction of a mixed-use building containing 140 deeply affordable homes as well as a workforce development center. Plans call for a mix of studio, one, two, three, and four-bedroom units, including homes for formerly homeless residents. All of the apartments are priced at or below 80 percent of the area median income level.

Marvel Architects is designing Throop Corners, which is shown in renderings as a contemporary nine-story building. Besides housing, other project components will include a landscaped courtyard and roof terrace and community rooms.

Aerial view of Throop Corners projectMarvel Architects

Funding for Throop Corners, which is slated for completion in 2024, includes a mix of state and local funds.

After a public request for proposals process, HPD and the Housing Development Corporation selected a development team which includes St. Nicks Alliance, RiseBoro Community Partnership, Southside United Housing Development Fund Corporation – Los Sures, and United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn to develop Throop Corners, which will be followed by similar projects on adjoining properties. Mega Contracting is serving as builder.

Other members of the project team include structural engineering firm DeNardis, mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineer Dagher Engineering, envelope consultant Steven Winter Associates, lighting consultant Dot Dash, sustainability consultant MaGrann Associates, Sunkeep Solar, and landscape designer Tier II. Environmental remediation is being coordinated by Roux Engineering.