The Development Team is led by Gilbane Development Company, The Hudson Companies, Inc., and Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY) as Master Developer Partners.
The Design Team includes WXY Studios (WBE); BLA Associates (MBE); and EKLA, PLLC (MBE)
Gilbane Development Company - Master Developer Partner
Founded in 1970, Gilbane Development Company is the project development, investment and property management arm of Gilbane Inc. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 50 offices worldwide. Gilbane Development Company has proven expertise in creating dynamic mixed-use environments, having financed and delivered over $355 million in mixed-use projects over the last 5 years, with another $585.7 million currently in development. Completed projects incorporate every aspect of real estate including: mixed-use developments, affordable housing, student housing, multifamily, residential communities, corporate headquarters, healthcare facilities, operational/data/distribution centers, R&D/manufacturing facilities, and many types of facilities delivered through public-private partnerships. To learn more, visit www.gilbaneco.com/development or call 1-800-GILBANE.
The Hudson Companies - Master Developer Partner
The Hudson Companies, Inc. is a private real estate development company started in 1986 that has grown into a leading developer of new housing for all market segments in the New York metropolitan area. Hudson’s principals and staff have a hands-on approach to managing the details of the development process from property acquisition, project finance and design, through construction and marketing. The firm is experienced in both new construction and rehabilitation, and is active across the luxury, affordable, and institutional housing markets. Hudson successfully completed and opened the largest Passive House in the world at Cornell Tech Roosevelt Island, in partnership with the City of New York. Hudson holds the New York State record for most Solar PV on a multi-family development – 314,000 watts at the Alan Epstein apartments in East New York. To date Hudson has completed 43 developments totaling $1.5 billion in costs.
Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY) - Non-profit Development Partner
MHANY Management, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community housing organization committed to increasing affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income residents of New York. For almost 30 years, MHANY has offered housing acquisition, development, and management services as well as comprehensive home ownership counseling. MHANY has helped build equity and economic and housing stability for thousands of families. MHANY has developed and manages a portfolio of over 1,550 units of housing and 13,500 SF of commercial and community facility space. MHANY has secured nearly $310 million in private and public funding to develop its portfolio of projects.
MHANY’s work in Hunts Point includes co-development and renovation of the 125-unit Phoenix Estates in 2010. They are currently working with Nos Quedamos to develop 91 affordable apartments in a new residential building at the north east corner of Manida and Spofford, to include a community center to be shared with residents of Phoenix Estates.
WXY Studios (WBE) architecture + urban design
WXY architecture + urban design (WXY) is a New York City- and New York State certified WBE design and planning firm based in New York City. Focused on the social and environmental transformation of the public realm at multiple scales, the firm’s work engages architecture, design, planning, and strategy.
BLA Associates (MBE)
Body Lawson Associates (BLA) is a 100% minority-owned firm with architectural, interior design, planning, urban design and historic preservation capabilities.
EKLA, PLLC (W/MBE)
Open space management consulting firm Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architect, PLLC works with clients on the basis of the ethos “the best site design solutions embody a sense of time and place”. For 20 years EKLA PLLC has provided landscape planning, design and site management assistance to public and private organizations from offices in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. The firm specializes in landscapes for cultural preservation and green infrastructure.