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City and state officials announced the completion of Nevins Street Apartments, am affordable and supportive housing complex in downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn’s Nevins Street Apartments Reaches Completion 

City and state officials cut the ribbon on Nevins Street Apartments, a $72-million mixed-use housing development that creates accessible, supportive and affordable homes in Downtown Brooklyn. The complex includes the renovation of a circa-1912 residential facility and the new construction of an adjacent 10-story building.  

Nevins Street Apartments features 129 affordable apartments, including 78 supportive homes and 6,000 square feet of commercial space. 

Over the past 30 years, the Institute for Community Living has operated the existing building as Stepping Stone Residence, an Office of Mental Health licensed transitional housing facility. In partnership with Dattner Architects and Mega Contracting, ICL converted the existing single rooms into self-contained apartments. 

ICL was also the developer on the newly constructed 10-story building, which stands on an adjacent parking lot. Amenities include common laundry facilities, 24/7 front desk security, a community room, a gym and yoga room, a computer lab, and a classroom.  


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