AIA New York announced the recent groundbreaking for 980 Westchester Avenue in the Bronx. Architecture firm GF55 is designing the project, which will include 150 affordable housing and supportive housing units.
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Congratulations to our client CAMBA Housing Ventures, who will be developing Clarkson Estates in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. Clarkson Estates will include 291 affordable apartments, half of which will be set aside for youth aging out of foster care, formerly incarcerated individuals, and formerly homeless young adults.
Congratulations to 3365 Third Avenue in the Bronx and developer Bronx Pro Group for winning the 2020 U.S. Green Building Council’s Outstanding Affordable Project award. “This LEED Platinum project demonstrates that quality housing can be both affordable and sustainable and was designed to encourage community building,” the USGBC wrote. You can read the full award description on the USGBC’s website.
980 Westchester in the Bronx will feature 151 affordable and supportive housing units. The development is funded through private and public funding sources, including the Housing Development Corporation’s Extremely Low & Low Income Affordability (ELLA) program, federally tax-exempt bonds, and low-income housing tax credits.
Seven non-profit groups will call the Bedford Union Armory home, including Digital Girl, which focuses on bridging the digital divide by providing computer instruction and workforce training; the James E. Davis Stop the Violence Foundation; the Brooklyn Community Pride Center; the West Indian American Day Carnival Association; and the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, which empowers youth and families of African descent to achieve high levels of educational, professional, and artistic excellence.