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Second Phase of Redevelopment at Kingsland Commons Set to Begin this Summer

The redevelopment will include an 18-story building with 311 permanently affordable homes serving low income residents
The new Greenpoint Hospital Campus. Rendering: Provided/ Architecture Outfit and ESKW.

Construction on the second phase development of Kingsland Commons, the former Greenpoint Hospital Campus, is set to begin this summer. The redevelopment will include an 18-story building with 311 permanently affordable homes serving low income residents including formerly homeless individuals and families. Construction is expected to be completed in April 2027.  

“With the second phase of Kingsland Commons now underway, this development will soon deliver over 300 deeply affordable homes to the Greenpoint community,” said New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Eric Enderlin. “HDC is proud to be part of this innovative, multi-phased redevelopment effort that will effectively address the housing needs of New Yorkers, including our aging seniors and formerly homeless individuals and families.”

In September 2018, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), designated Hudson Companies, St. Nicks Alliance, and Project Renewal to develop the multi-phased project at the former Greenpoint Hospital Campus. Shortly after receiving land use approval in November 2021, the development team broke ground on the project's first phase, an adaptive reuse of the former Hospital Nurses residence that will serve as a 200-bed men’s shelter named after Barbara Kleiman. Project Renewal, a non-profit provider for the homeless, will operate and provide client care coordination and services for residents in the shelter. The 54,000-square-foot facility will be converted in partnership with the New York State Historic Preservation Office to preserve the historic façade and character of the building, restore some of the interior elements and install brand-new building systems, finishes, and landscaping. Construction for the project’s first phase is expected to be completed in 2025.

Directly adjacent to the project’s first phase, the project’s second phase will construct an 18-story building with 311 affordable homes for low-income families earning between 30 and 80% of Area Median Income (AMI). This second phase of development has now received $235 million in financing. Additionally, the second phase will include a range of studios, one, two and three-bedroom units and include amenities such as an outdoor courtyard and playground, a rooftop terrace, laundry room, fitness center, bike storage, a children’s playroom, and a tenants’ lounge. 93 of the units will be set aside for formerly homeless individuals.

Once the final phase is completed, the project will rehabilitate and transform two existing buildings and construct two new buildings containing approximately 557 affordable homes for seniors and families, a 200-bed men’s shelter, a health clinic, a senior center, a workforce development center, a cafe, and public open space.