Twin Parks West

This 200 unit residential building is being developed as part of New York City’s efforts to create new housing for working New Yorkers, and as well a critical piece of the NextGeneration NYCHA 10-year strategic plan to protect public housing through investment in their underutilized property.

The 14-story 189,000 square foot building will occupy what is now a NYCHA parking lot, and will house some 350-400 residents. The ground floor commercial space is geared toward community-benefitting uses including day care and a fresh grocer. In line with community input the mix and size of apartments is geared towards working families from the neighborhood. Apartments surround a south-facing common courtyard and a photovoltaic array will supplement electric needs. The Passive House standard may be applied and a cogeneration plant is being considered, as high performance goals are critical to success of this ambitious element in New York’s affordable housing equation.

Architectural Staff
Ester Martin Areste
Beatriz Arpayoglou
Sonny Gonzalez
Jake LaChapelle
Bruce G. Nelligan
Emily Wetherbee
Project Team


Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineer
Shenoy Engineering, PC

Architectural Rendering