Green, affordable housing redevelopment revitalizes a Brooklyn brownfield

The Domain Companies not only remediated a contaminated brownfield site in Brooklyn, New York’s Greenpoint neighborhood, one of New York City’s most rapidly developing areas, but it created a LEED Gold community with 210 units of much-needed mixed-income housing.

Eleven33 was built on the former site of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Railroad Car Barn, which was contaminated and limited to industrial and manufacturing uses.

The Domain Cos. participated in the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program and worked with partner Goldman Sachs on a financing plan to remediate the site.

We took a site that was really a negative issue in the neighborhood in terms of preventing progress and development and brought it full circle by remediating it and creating a building that maximizes green features and sustainable design,” says Matt Schwartz, principal of The Domain Companies.

When the low- and moderate-income lottery was launched, Eleven33 received more than 60,000 applications, the most in city history at that time.

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