State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Gowanus, Park Slope) and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D-Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill) last week applauded the start of construction on Nevins Street Apartments, a $72 million mixed-use affordable and supportive housing development in Downtown Brooklyn.
Last Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the start of the project, which will include the gut rehabilitation of a century-old building and the new construction of an adjacent ten-story building. Nevins Street Apartments will offer 129 affordable apartments, including 78 supportive homes reserved for individuals with mental illness and 3,100 square feet of commercial space. Additionally, building amenities include common laundry facilities, 24/7 front desk security, a community room, a gym and yoga room and a classroom. Financing for the new development is part of the Governor’s and State’s $20 billion, five-year Housing Plan.
Too often we don’t build for people who already live and work in this city, especially in Brooklyn which is becoming out of reach for most of us. This is the type of housing that realistically meets the needs of many of my constituents and provides the kinds of services that allows those with additional struggles to live independently and contribute to the community,” said Montgomery.
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