SCAPE is thrilled to be part of the winning team of Apex Building Company, L+M Development Partners, RiseBoro Community Partnership and Services for the Underserved (SUS) for the Vital Brooklyn initiative, which will create more than more than 2,700 100-percent affordable homes in central Brooklyn with apartments and supportive services for the developmentally disabled, individuals aging out of foster care, and chronically homeless families. Governor Cuomo launched the Vital Brooklyn initiative in spring 2017, with $1.4 billion of funding, presenting an array of options to create a new model for community development and wellness.
Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced the four winners of the first round of RFPs who were selected to purchase and redevelop the former Brooklyn Developmental Center under Vital Brooklyn’s affordable housing initiative near Jamaica Bay. The announcement also marked the release of a second round of RFPs which will add seven additional sites to Vital Brooklyn. SCAPE will be working with the team to develop open and recreational space and implement resilience measures throughout the community. Read the full press release here.