Construction underway on Clarkson Estates in Flatbush, Brooklyn

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Governor Kathy Hochul yesterday announced the start of construction on Clarkson Estates in Flatbush, Brooklyn. This housing project will consist of 328 apartments, with 164 of them designated for households that were previously homeless. The development will prioritize energy efficiency and the community space within Clarkson Estates will span 30,000 feet. The community will Provide programs like violence prevention initiatives, workforce training opportunities and a food pantry. This project is part of the Vital Brooklyn Initiative by the state aiming to address economic and health disparities in high need communities within Brooklyn.

Clarkson Estates is planned to be situated in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Wingate neighborhood of Flatbush. It will be built on the site where a single story parking facility was previously used by SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Alongside the apartments this nine story building will also offer 80 parking spaces for rent that will be accessible to the community.

The design of this all electric development adheres to Passive House standards. It incorporates energy efficient features such as heat pumps, Energy Star appliances, LED lighting fixtures and high performance triple pane windows. Furthermore provisions have been made to ensure it is ready for installation of a photovoltaic system, on its roof.

Amenities in Clarkson Estates, Flatbush

The residential facilities will offer amenities, for the residents, such as a kitchen for training purposes a garden and rooftop terrace for community use a playroom for children a computer room, a fitness center, a well maintained courtyard, community spaces and shared terraces, laundry facilities, round the clock front desk security provided by CAMBA and secure storage for bicycles.

Additionally each apartment will provide internet access in line with the Governors ConnectALL initiative. This initiative has made investments to ensure that underserved communities have access to high speed internet and aims to bridge the divide, for lower income individuals residing in New York City.

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