Located at 1366 East New York Avenue, a corner site which also fronts Strauss Street, the project calls for the construction of a seven-story building that will feature 72 apartments as well as on-site services.
"We are moving full steam ahead to ensure that long overdue investments in housing, wellness, and economic empowerment reach our Brooklyn communities," said Hochul in a news release. "With construction now underway at The Rise, we are one step closer to bringing deeply affordable housing to dozens of New York families and vital support and services to the entire neighborhood of Brownsville."
The project - which is being developed by Xenolith Partners, LLC, the Women's Prison Association and the Brownsville Partnership - will be reserved for households earning at or below 60 percent of the area median income. A total of 47 apartments are to be set aside for women and families involved with the criminal-justice system, who will have services provided by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative.
Other supportive services for residents will be provided the Women's Prison Association and the Osborne Association, including case management, job training and placement, and legal assistance.
Designed by Magnusson Architecture & Planning PC, the Rise will also include a rooftop farm and greenhouse managed by Project Eats, and amenities including outdoor terraces, a community room, and lounges.
The project, which is funded through state and federal sources, is rising on a property previously occupied by One Brooklyn Health, which will return to the ground floor of the new development to offer mental health services.
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