New York – JCJ Architecture announced the firm will design a housing facility for Barrier Free Living (BFL), a community nonprofit in New York City that provides support services for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities.
Once completed, the facility will feature 74 apartments, a rear garden, an elevated outdoor recreation area, and community support spaces. The $30 million project is anticipated to break ground in the fall of 2019, with completion planned for January 2021.
The new 65,000sf project will challenge traditional expectations about the aesthetics associated with supportive housing, with JCJ designing a stylistically engaging, dynamic environment that draws in the eyes of passersby.
The new facility will serve the unique needs of BFL’s residents, and bring a stunning architectural presence to the rapidly changing neighborhood where the East Village and Lower East Side converge.