"Central Brooklyn's critical health and housing needs have gone unmet for far too long, but in response we are approaching them with bold and innovative solutions," said Hochul in a statement. "Thanks to the Vital Brooklyn Initiative, we are working closely with local partners to create more housing, improve access to health care, and provide the types of supportive services that residents need to thrive. Vital Brookdale is the latest example of my administration's commitment to boosting the supply of quality of affordable homes for all New Yorkers."
Located at 535 E. 98th St 11212, the project consists of a seven-story, 160-unit apartment building with 36 units of supportive housing. Additionally, the complex incl9udes 10 apartments for transition age youth and 26 apartments for reserved for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
On-site supportive services for Vital Brookdale are provided by The New York Foundling, as well as the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.
The apartments at Vital Brookdale come in a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans, and are reserved for households earning at or below 60 and 80 percent of the area median income level.
Designed by a team that includes MDG Design + Construction and Dattner Architects, the project also includes a 25,000-square-foot community space featuring a clinic run by Brookdale Hospital, a community job training program, and a fresh food program. Other components of the complex include landscaped terraces, a community room, a fitness room, and co-working space.
The project came about in part through New York State’s Vital Brooklyn Initiative – a $1.4-billion community development program which aims to create 4,000 units of affordable housing in Central Brooklyn, among other goals.
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