See what went into making this eco-friendly building come to life.
Beach Green Dunes is part of a plan to revive the long-neglected Queens neighborhood, and all of its apartments will be affordable.
The project was first announced at the end of 2013 when the developer acquired the previously vacant lot the rental building now stands on. The structure topped out in January this year, and the first group of residents will move in this fall.
Once complete, this building will house a total of 350 units that will be used by both students and faculty at the University. At the time of its completion in July next year, the building is also trying to achieve Passive House standards.
A group of developers won a request for proposals set forth by the city to transform a former school building in Mott Haven into fully affordable housing. This will go one step further and consume 70 percent less energy than a conventional building.
The energy-efficient building will bring seven apartments to the 'hood