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.