Broadway Housing Communities

Affordable Housing Development

Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) is a non-profit housing developer committed to providing housing for individuals and families in the greatest need. Their supportive housing model combines low-income housing with services designed to meet the needs of our tenants and enable them to live independently.

For their seventh project in New York City, BHC acquired an underutilized site on the northern boundary of Harlem’s Sugar Hill neighborhood and launched plans to transform the property into a green model of urban community revitalization. Designed by David Adjaye, the Sugar Hill mixed-use development provides 124 units of affordable housing, an early childhood center, and a new cultural institution, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling. The new, ground-up facility also includes commercial parking and office space, serving as BHC’s new administrative headquarters.

Role + Responsibilities

BHC engaged Zubatkin to manage the project implementation strategy and oversee the construction for the Sugar Hill project. As part of this work, the Zubatkin team oversaw the contractor selection process and the structuring of a design-build process. The In-House Technical Group assisted in the review of drawings and the bid and award process for trade contracts.

Related Projects

  • Client Broadway Housing Communities
  • Location New York, NY
  • Size

    191,000 sf (Overall), 17,000 sf (Museum)

  • Architect
    • Adjaye Associates
  • Construction Manager
    • Mountco Construction & Development

• LEED Silver
• Enhanced commissioning optimizes building efficiencies
• Energy reduction plan implemented
• Rain/stormwater management systems
• No VOC materials used
• Integration of recycled/biodegradable materials
• NYSERDA funding

Merit Award, AIA New York Design Awards, 2016