Nehemiah Spring Creek Senior is a new construction low-income senior housing apartment building developed in Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood. Nehemiah Spring Creek is a multi-phase initiative of the City of New York and of East Brooklyn Congregations. The senior housing facility represents one of the final phases of the 45-acre development of former wetlands (pre-1930) and a landfill (1930–1968) into a modern and model suburban, mixed-income, smart-growth community that offers affordable apartment rentals, townhouse home ownership, and retail.
At seven stories and 70,000 square feet, the building includes 69 rental units and one superintendent’s unit. All rental units serve low-income elderly families or elderly persons and developmentally disabled adults with incomes at or below 50 percent of New York City average median income.
The building includes a large community room with kitchen, laundry room for residents, office space for supportive services, and several senior amenity spaces including an exercise room, resident activity rooms, and a landscaped rear yard. In addition to the senior housing, the building’s ground floor includes community facility offices and a 4,500-square-foot retail space. The building is designed to achieve NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) certification and incorporates extensive high-performance and energy-efficient components.