Remeeder Houses

  • Neighborhood

    East New York, Brooklyn
  • Use

  • Client

    • Omni
  • Status

    In Progress
  • Size

    130,912 sf / 141 Units


Remeeder Houses is a campus of affordable housing in East New York, Brooklyn built in 1976. The campus includes 5 buildings with 260 units, a one-story grocery store, and 133 parking spaces which are spread out over two city blocks. UQ was asked to evaluate the development potential of the site for new affordable housing which would increase density, improve the streetscapes, and offer more amenities to the tenants and neighboring community.

Working through several iterations and alternatives, the firm developed a proposal to be presented to the local council members, community board and HPD which includes various rezoning scenarios, a proposed site plan, and schematic designs and renderings of the new buildings and the overall site.

Roof Terrace on Building II
After gathering input from these stakeholders and refining the proposals to gain their support, we plan to submit to City Planning and begin the ULURP process for rezoning. 

Building I at the corner of Sheffield and Sutter would be an 8-story building with 89 units, a 10,750 SF grocery store on the ground floor, and a large roof terrace. 

Building II along Sheffield Avenue would also be an 8-story building with 52 units, a 2065 SF community facility space on the ground floor, a landscaped yard on grade with a series of programmed open spaces along with another roof terrace.