Set to break ground in fall 2019, a new JCJ Architecture-designed housing facility for Barrier Free Living will provide permanent housing for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities.
The 65,000-sf, $30 million project will feature 74 apartments, administrative offices, a rear garden, an elevated outdoor recreation area, and community and support spaces. According to JCJ Architecture, the project’s design is meant to challenge the aesthetics commonly associated with supportive housing and create a unique architectural presence in the neighborhood where the East Village and the Lower East Side converge.
"The JCJ team has fully embraced the complexities of the project and the BFL mission to support individuals with disabilities in living dignified lives. This project presents an opportunity to positively influence this dynamic organization's work in keeping New York City a vibrant and diverse community that maintains its commitments to all residents," said Peter G. Bachmann, AIA, Principal-in-Charge with JCJ Architecture, in a release.
Funding for related services and rent support will come from the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative. The project is slated for completion in 2021.