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Brownsville’s Robert A.M. Stern-designed affordable rental breaks ground

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The eight-story building will offer 37 units exclusively to low-income residents and 88 units to the formerly homeless

Robert A.M. Stern

The Robert A.M. Stern-designed development set to bring 125 units of permanently affordable and supportive housing to Brownsville has broke ground. The eight-story building will rise on a vacant lot located at 845 Howard Avenue and is being developed by nonprofit organization Breaking Ground, as well as the African American Planning Commission.

The building, named Edwin’s Place, will top out at 80 feet tall and will be comprised of 56 studios, along with a mix of 69 one- through three-bedroom apartments. There will be 37 units offered exclusively to low-income residents, while 88 units will be set aside for formerly homeless individuals and families. Rents for low-income residents will ask from $462/month for a studio, $590/month for a one-bedroom, and $821/month for a three-bedroom.

Edwin’s Place will be designed to meet Enterprise Green Standards and will also include a green roof. The building will also include 3,000 square feet of retail space, a community facility space for on-site social services providers, a 24-hour attended lobby, laundry room, fitness room, a computer room, and recreation room that opens up to a landscaped courtyard.