Coretta Scott King Senior Apartments
Coretta Scott King Senior Apartments is an initiative together with Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, Inc. by the East New York-based Community Partners Commission Association to fill a need for affordable housing for senior citizens within their community. The building will provide 50 new apartments with on-site superintendent and support services, including meeting spaces for programs run by the project’s co-sponsor, Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, Inc. Funding for this project is provided by the federally-supported HUD Section 202 program for elderly housing, with grants from area council administered by HPD, gap funding from the New York State DHCR (Division of Housing and Community Renewal), and from the Brooklyn Borough President.
The building is designed as a resource for area residents as well as building occupants. The site planning for the outdoor spaces includes a secluded walking path with seating area and community garden plots for use by the seniors. The adjacent parking lot will be provided with support facilities to allow it to host barbecues and outdoor events for the residents and the surrounding community. The building takes full advantage of its corner site, breaking up the facade of the building along Jerome Street in a series of contrasting bays, wrapping around to the expansive rear garden.