Stern-designed affordable homes get planning okay

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the company responsible for some of New York’s most expensive developments, has designed an affordable building to house homeless and low-income families in Brooklyn.

The City Planning Commission just approved a new proposalfrom non-profit partners Breaking Ground and the African American Planning Commission, Inc. to build Edwin’s Place, a 125-unit development with ground-floor retail on a vacant site in Bronwsville.

The building was designed by Robert A.M. Stern, the architect of 15 Central Park West and other famed developments.
The proposal was approved by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams as well as Community Board 16 as part of the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Process.

Matthew Okebiyi, Founder and CEO of African American Planning Commission, said Edwin’s Place will represent AAPC’s second development project.

Edwin’s Place, located at 3 Livonia Avenue, is an eight-story new building featuring 69 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units as well as 56 studios. 47 units will be set aside for for low-income community residents.
The development will now move to the City Council for final review.

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