Completed in December 2022, Sunset Ridge is a new nine-story building and two renovated adjacent townhomes that feature 83new units of affordable senior housing plus one super’s unit, twenty-six of the units are for formerly homeless seniors. The main building will include five new Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) classrooms to be run by the New York City Department of Education.
The project includes a variety of spaces to promote socialization and healthful living among senior residents, including a community room, roof deck, and laundry/television rooms on each residential floor. The Bay Ridge Senior Center provides on-site social services for residents.
All of the units at Sunset Ridge benefit from a Section 8 contract. 57 units serve households earning 50% of Area Median Income and 26 will serve formerly homeless residents earning 30% of Area Median Income or below. FAC has rehabilitated two adjacent townhomes on 63rd Street into eight of the 84 apartments. The five UPK classrooms, which are being built out by the School Construction Authority (SCA) and comprise about 14,000 gross square feet, will allow the City to continue to expand the availability of UPK. To promote environmental sustainability, Sunset Ridge’s building systems are all-electric, and the building has rooftop solar panels.
Funders include New York State Homes & Community Renewal, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development, JPMorgan Chase, and Hudson Housing Capital.