Broome Street

A new intergenerational mixed income residential community featuring 488 new rental homes in the Lower East Side including permanent facilities for the Chinese-American Planning Council and Beth Hamedrash Synagogue

our Vision

For 55 years the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) has provided vital services to the Lower East Side community. We envision a future Lower East Side that is accessible to all, supportive of our most vulnerable populations and is a model in affordable housing, catering to a diverse range of incomes and ensuring affordability for future generations. To achieve this, we know CPC must expand its education, family support, and economic empowerment services that will complement CPC’s existing senior housing program. It is for this future that CPC has embarked on a long-term visioning and planning process to develop a new headquarters and community center which will allow the organization to remain an anchor of the Lower East Side.

Our Program

Cultural Heritage Center

A new congregation space and cultural heritage center for public use including students, Lower East Side residents, and the BHH Congregation.

  • Integrate existing synagogue remains into the new building structure.
  • The Center will facilitate research and education and will be open to the public.
  • Curated programming and events.

Chinese-American Planning Council

A new headquarters for a
54 year old settlement house.

  • Expanded services in education, family support, and economic and community empowerment.
  • Create 40,000 square feet of community facilities.


Bring new neighborhood amenities and destinations for Lower East Side residents to enjoy

  • 18,750 square-feet of new local retail spaces.
  • Extend the Broome Street corridor and create new lifestyle amenities for current and new residents.

Mixed Income

Leveraging multiple buildings and program types will create an inclusive community on the Lower East Side

  • Create 488 new rental homes with 43% of units specified as permanently affordable.
  • 115 units set aside as low income permanently affordable senior rental residences.
  • 93 permanently affordable units for low to moderate income residents.


Develop much-needed new senior housing with an emphasis on affordability and services

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    Founded in 1965 in the Lower East Side, CPC is a social services organization that creates positive social change. We empower Asian American, immigrant, and low-income communities in New York City by ensuring they have equitable access to the resources and opportunities needed to thrive.

    Today, CPC is the nation's largest Asian American social services organization and we are the trusted partner to more than 60,000 individuals and families striving to achieve goals in their education, family, community and career.

    We welcome community members at every stage of life to over 50 high-quality programs at 33 sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Through all of our services, we empower New Yorkers to become agents of positive change in their own lives and in their communities.

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    Gotham has over 100 years of experience constructing and developing high quality mixed-use buildings throughout New York. The Gotham team has deep experience in a multitude of programs and strategies to create affordable housing ranging from utilization of capital subsidies, public private partnerships, inclusionary housing, renovations and preservation of historic buildings, to new construction on public or private land.

    The company has a long history of developing innovative partnerships with New York institutions to build affordable housing, schools, community facilities and cultural spaces.

    Following development and construction, its in-house property management division seamlessly transitions into ongoing building and community management for our affordable developments, operating vibrant communities in stable, financially successful buildings.

    The Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue holds a special place in Jewish history. It is considered the oldest Russian Orthodox Jewish Congregation in the United States.

    At its height, the Congregation had a membership of over 1,400 members and served more than 250,000 worshipers from around the country.