Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments

Organization Name: Cheever Development Corporation

Project Title: Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments

Project Location: 60 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Project Goals:
Cheever Development Corporation's goal is to provide a wide range of construction and building related services for projects of various sizes, scope and budget. We are Consultants, Developers, and General Contractors with experience in education, residential, commercial and government projects. Our more than 30 years of experience and stability comes from longstanding relationships with satisfied clients and design professionals. We appreciate and value these relationships which are pivotal to our success in the industry. Over the years, we have constructed 1,700–1,800 residential units throughout the City of New York and the surrounding area.

Project Description:
Coretta Scott-King Senior Apartments is an initiative by East New York-based Community Partners Commission Association and Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council to fill the affordable housing needs for Senior Citizens. The building provides 51 one-bedroom apartments with Social Services and other support spaces. The building structure comprises of Precast Hollow Core Concrete Plank Floors, Masonry bearing/walls and energy/sound efficient interior drywall partitions and ceilings. The site planning for outdoor spaces includes private and secluded walking paths, community garden plots and seating areas. The building takes full advantage of its corner site with contrasting bays that wrap the expansive rear gardens. This project is geared toward Senior Citizens living at their best. The project is substantially funded by Federal supported HUD 202 Program, and additional gap funding by HPD, DHCR and Brooklyn Borough President.

Community Impact:
We actively participate in building communities, not just projects. The partnerships we create in each community become the catalysts for enabling them to meet their own aspirations
and prosperity through employment, skills training, providing technical assistance and other services on a non-profit basis. Many of our employees and subcontractors are hired within the project community. This is a core component of our philosophy.

Organization Description:
Cheever Development Corporation is family owned and operated by Matthew and Michael Lonuzzi. With more than a quarter century experience throughout the NYC metropolitan construction market, we have completed more than $950 million in construction and construction management contracts. By combining cost effective resources with strong knowledge of the metro-area construction market, we can deliver practical and flexible solutions to meet our client specific needs. Cheever Development Corporation is constantly seeking to improve management techniques and practices that enhance our client returns. We make it our priority to find, train and empower the people who work for Cheever. Most of our employees function in Supervisory positions. Lastly, Cheever maintains excellent relationships with numerous Federal, State and City agencies, including but not limited to HUD, FDC, SCA, HPD, NYCHA, DHCR, HHAP and NYC Health and Hospital Corporation in the capacities of Construction and Management.

    Front exposure

    Building entrance


    Rear panorama (Photo credits: Urban Architectural Initiatives)

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