The Woodhull Community Residence project is at 65% completion. Scaffolding on the rear facades have been removed and MEP systems installation is in progress. The 89-studio supportive housing project is scheduled for completion December 2018.
New York, NY – March 15, 2018, – Monica Lopez has long been an advocate for high quality design, sustainable affordable and supportive housing in New York City. With her recent certification as a Minority/Women-Owned Business by the City of New York, Lopez has strategically positioned herself to advance the cause.
The Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) was created to address historic disparities in City contracting and provide minority and women entrepreneurs increased opportunities to do business with the City. The De Blasio administration has set aggressive goals to increase opportunities for the City’s M/WBEs.
“As part of the NYC HPD Building Opportunity Initiative, the M/WBE Build Up Program requires developers to spend at least a quarter of HPD/HCD – supported costs, including architectural professional services. I look forward to new opportunities to work with non-for profit organizations and developers towards meeting this goal,” says Lopez.
COMUNILIFE WOODHULL COMMUNITY RESIDENCE
179 Throop Ave, Brooklyn – Comunilife Woodhull Community Residence Construction in progress by Mega Contracting Group, anticipated completion date December 2018.
Monica’s contemporary architectural style balances functionality with the aesthetics of integrated design and her strong social conscience. She is committed to creating sustainable and environmentally-friendly spaces that contribute to a healthy living environment, and incorporates Accessible and Universal Design concepts to ensure barrier-free accessibility for everyone.
Construction started in June for the new Woodhull Community Residence. Official ground breaking ceremonies were held on August 16th with a strong presence of elected officials, funders, and other partners, Comunilife and NYC Health + Hospitals. The residence building will be 6-stories, include 89 single room occupancy units and is located on the grounds of the Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn. The facility is owned by Comunilife. It is scheduled to open in December of 2018.
“When completed, Comunilife’s new Woodhull Residence will be home to 89 low-income New Yorkers, including 54 residents living with special needs,” said Rosa M. Gil, DSW, Comunilife President and CEO. “This project has been a dream for many years. It transforms how we provide affordable and supportive housing to our community’s most vulnerable and serves as a model to address the most basic and powerful social determinant of health, housing. By partnering with NYC Health + Hospital/Woodhull, as well as New York State and New York City agencies, we will truly be able to meet the independent housing, social service, and health care needs under one roof.”
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