On Wednesday, September 26th, a new, permanently affordable housing block will break ground in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood. Located on a corner lot at 3 Livonia Avenue, “Edwin’s Place” is designed by renowned American architect Robert A.M. Stern for non-profit developer Breaking Ground and the African American Planning Commission.
As previously revealed by YIMBY, Edwin’s Place arrives as the fifth development from the collaborating agencies. Most recent renderings from the developer show a beige brick façade and set back frontage along the building’s main entrance.
The L-shaped building will rise eight stories and yield 125 apartments ranging from studio to three-bedroom accommodations. More than half of the available units will be reserved for homeless individuals and families. Amenities will include a computer room, bike storage, a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and a laundry room. The property also includes a central courtyard.
At the ground level, the building will support just over 3,000 square feet of commercial retail.
Construction is expected to complete by 2020.