Calvary Intergenerational

1575 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn

Calvary Intergenerational will be a proposed mixed-use development in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The development will create a community for senior residents and families across 185 residential units. Eighty-six (86) of the units will be reserved for elderly residents who will have access to an array of community and health services provided by Selfhelp Community Services. All residents will benefit from on-site laundry facilities, fitness and community rooms, and a large landscaped courtyard. Apartments will range from studio to three bedrooms and will be available to residents earning between 20 and 100 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). The project will also include an approximately 17,000 square foot community facility space, to be operated by the Calvary Community Church, and 8,000 square feet of retail located along St. Johns Place.

The development will have robust sustainable features, namely, it will be designed and constructed with “passive building” principles so that it can achieve Passive House Certification. Passive House design achieves a high level of energy efficiency by employing extremely tight building envelopes and high performance windows. The Development will also utilize a solar photovoltaic system.

The development is being developed in partnership with the Calvary Community Church, Selfhelp Community Services, and Fulcrum Properties. Construction is projected to begin in early 2018.


Project Summary

  • Approximately 173,000 square feet
  • 186 residential units (86 reserved for seniors)
  • Design by Kiss + Cathcart Architects, Dagher Engineers, DeNardis Engineers, and ABB Landscape Architects
  • Concrete block and plank construction


Site design by Naiad Design