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Edwin's Place

Permits Filed for Robert A.M. Stern Architects-Designed 845 Howard Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Our last reporting on 845 Howard Avenue was after the NYC Department of City Planning gave approval to the Robert A.M. Stern Architects’ design in October. Now, permits have been filed for the site, which also goes by 3 Livonia Avenue, in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The project will be named Edwin’s Place, and will be the fifth project in Brooklyn by the non-profit partnership of Breaking Ground and The African American Planning Commission Inc.

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Edwin's Place

Robert A.M. Stern-Designed Affordable Housing at 3 Livonia Avenue Approved by City Planning, Brownsville

Yesterday, the New York City Planning Commission unanimously approved a new affordable housing development for 3 Livonia Avenue, in Brownsville. This will be the fifth project in Brooklyn by the non-profit partnership of Breaking Ground and The African American Planning Commission Inc. The development, named Edwin’s Place, will create 125 rental units for homeless and low-income families, and comes as part of the Mayor’s housing initiative to build 80,000 new, affordable units over a span of ten years.

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East River

Mayor de Blasio Unveils Development Plans for Applied Life Sciences Campus Along East River

Mayor Bill de Blasio has disclosed development plans for the Applied Life Sciences Campus, to be built at an undetermined site located along the East River, either in Manhattan or Queens. The city is expected to pump $100 million into the project, Commercial Observer reported. The facility would be geared towards research, development, and training in bioengineering. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is anticipating to release a request for expressions of interest next year, with a goal to complete the project by 2021.


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