Located in the heart of the BAM Cultural District, The Brooklyn Health Center is an 11-story mixed-use Health Center and commercial hub anchored by a new 11,000 SF (.25-acres) public plaza and streetscape at the intersection of Fulton and St. Felix Streets. As Fort Green continues to experience rapid growth of large development projects, the need for small-scale public spaces that can interface with adjacent neighborhood-scaled brownstones has become increasingly important. The plaza was funded by the NY Hotel Trades Council, giving the area a much-needed public space and their building additional square footage through the City’s Privately-Owned Public Space Program.
The Health Center bridges a series of cultural spaces: the existing BAM Park to the east, the Harvey Theater to the south, and the Theater for a New Audience to the west. Design of the plaza is intended to reflect the creative vibrance of Downtown Brooklyn and conceptually adjoin with BAM Park across the street. Three ‘green’ teardrops organize the plaza, providing separation between the building’s street-level retail spaces and an outdoor living room facing a beautiful wall of terraced landscape.