The development site, encompassing nearly an entire city black in East Harlem, will be a 100% affordable, eco-friendly, mixed-income housing development.
The development will incorporate community gardens, include community and retail space and no fewer than 400 affordable homes.
The development teams will expand affordable housing opportunities at three NYCHA developments in Brooklyn and the Bronx: Ingersoll Houses, Van Dyke Houses, and Mill Brook Houses.
The developments are in response to resident calls for more affordable housing options in their communities.
On April 20, 2016, the New York City Council approved the East New York rezoning proposal with modifications.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito led a rally in Foley Square in Manhattan to celebrate the MIH and ZQA legislation passed by City Council on March 22, 2016.
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