|Location||Brooklyn view map|
|Awards||2013 Building Brooklyn Award|
|Project Cost||$43 million|
The Hegeman provides permanent, affordable housing for single adults in the under-resourced neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn. The five-story building offers studio apartments for formerly homeless individuals with special needs, persons with HIV/AIDS, and low-income residents, many from the Brownsville community. COOKFOX Architects designed the state-of-the-art building that achieved a LEED Silver rating in November 2012.
The Hegeman features an expansive, enclosed garden on the ground level for building residents. In addition, Common Ground plans to soon develop an intimate community garden adjacent to the Hegeman Avenue building on South Boyland Avenue for use by all neighborhood residents.