100% Affordable Green Building Unveiled in Edgemere


After much anticipation, on Wednesday, December 20, Councilman Donovan Richards, together with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation (HPD) and the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), unveiled a 100 percent affordable housing building, Beach Green Dunes on Beach 44th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The development is a "passive certified building,” featuring solar panels and windows that block drafts to help make it energy efficient. There's also a gym, laundry room and other amenities. In a Twitter post, HPD tweeted, “One of the largest multifamily #passivehouse buildings in the country, Beach Green embodies the vision of our Resilient Edgemere Plan.”

According to HPD, Beach Green Dunes, opened up its application for affordable studio to three-bedroom apartments in the Fall of 2016. A total of 50,219 people applied, for roughly 100 apartments.

With the beautiful ocean view and 100 percent affordable housing with green living standards, Beach Green Dune is a boost for the Edgemere community and the overall peninsula.