Kohler Ronan provided MEP/FP and technology designs and services for Edwin’s Place – a new, affordable housing complex developed by nonprofit partners Breaking Ground and the African American Planning Commission, Inc., with architectural designs by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
This 8-story, new construction building, located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, will provide 125 affordable units with 69 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments as well as 56 studios. Amenities are to include a multipurpose room, a 24/7 lobby, camera surveillance, electronic access control, residential telecommunications and media services, and exterior lighting for additional safety. Green initiatives include energy star appliances and water conserving fixtures. In addition, the ground floor will house retail and commerical businesses.
When completed, Edwin’s Place will serve the communities of Brownsville and East New York by providing supportive housing for low-income and/or homeless families and individuals. The development will also provide supportive residences for those with special needs, adults living with HIV/AIDs, those with a history of substance abuse, and homeless veterans.