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City Proposes Modular Construction to Create Affordable Housing in East NY

March 7, 2019

The proposal would bring 167 affordable units as well as space for a new medical clinic and social services to 581 Grant Avenue.

Rendering: Think! Architecture

The city revealed plans on Monday to build 167 units of affordable housing on a city-owned lot in East New York.

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development selected a project that proposes using modular construction — the next frontier in housing, according to HPD Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer — to build a new, fully affordable, mixed-use housing development at 581 Grant Avenue.

Modular construction reduces construction cost and development time by allowing for construction of modules offsite, the city stated. The modules are then transported and rapidly assembled on the development site. More…


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