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50 Penn breaks ground in New York, will provide 218 units of affordable housing

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50 Penn breaks ground in New York, will provide 218 units of affordable housing

Dattner Architects is designed the project.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | October 3, 2019
50 Penn affordable apartments and grocery store

Renderings courtesy Dattner Architects

50 Penn, a transit-oriented, mixed-use development in the Cypress Hill area of East New York, recently broke ground. The nine-story, 211,000-sf structure is being built on a former industrial site that was remediated by the Brownfield Cleanup Program.

The development will provide 218 units of 100% affordable housing and a healthy grocery store on the ground floor. 42 of the 218 units will be dedicated to formerly homeless and elderly households. Building amenities include recreation space, a fitness center, and storage space for bicycles and vehicles.

 

50 Penn aerial view

 

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50 Penn will also feature sustainable elements such as green roofs, rooftop photovoltaic panels, a highly insulated exterior wall system, and landscaped outdoor space. The project, which was designed by Dattner Architects, is slated for completion in 2021.

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