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Crews have broken ground on a $9.89 million affordable
housing complex in New York City that will use energy technologies adapted in response to Hurricane Sandy’s devastation
five years ago.
The Haven Plaza on Manhattan’s East Side is a joint effort by
CTA Architects, managing agent The Wavecrest Management
Team and Haven Plaza Square, an affiliate of the Association
of New York Catholic Homes and the New York Institute for
Human Development. The building is slated for completion in
This new two-story structure plus basement and the
upgrades throughout the complex are in direct response
to 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. A storm surge that forced the
nearby East River over its banks devastated the Con Edison
East River Generation Station adjacent to Haven Plaza. The
housing complex lost all electricity and steam for heat.
Residents – many elderly – were trapped without elevator
service, electricity, heat, or water. National Guard units provided food and water.
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation
and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing
Development Corporation (HDC) awarded nearly $10 million
to Haven Plaza Square LLC for the project through the New
York City Build It Back program.
“We look forward to the completion of the new infrastructure building. It will provide our residents with
security and comfort in case of a disaster. It will also
lower our heating costs, while tremendously improving the
architecture of the entire property,” said Monsignor Kevin J.
Nelan, president of Haven Plaza Square and pastor at the
Church of the Immaculate Conception in Manhattan’s
The new 2,080-square foot building will house three boilers
for heating steam on the second level, with gas as the primary
fuel; electrical meters, domestic hot water pumps, and hot
water heaters on the first level; and oil backup storage in the
protected sub-grade space.
“The new facility addresses Haven Plaza’s need to be self-sufficient during both regular operations and in case of a natural
disaster, instead of relying on a costly ConEd steam supply,” said
CTA Architects principal Daniel J. Allen. “We also wanted the
NY HOUSING COMPLEX IMPROVES
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN WAKE OF SANDY