The White Plains Housing Authority and Jonathan Rose Companies celebrated the groundbreaking of the first building of the Brookfield Commons development, The Prelude. Located in downtown White Plains, the Dattner Architects-designed Prelude is the first phase of the long-term neighborhood-wide transformation and comprehensive revitalization of the White Plains Housing Authority’s Winbrook campus. The 450-unit campus is typical of 1940s era public housing and faces the challenges posed by aging housing stock. The Prelude includes 104 affordable housing units and a community facility that provides onsite support services and programs to promote the economic empowerment, self-sufficiency and financial independence of the community. It is a model project for the redevelopment of a housing authority campus, and is particularly important for the City of White Plains and Westchester County, as it presents a mixed-use and mixed-income community in an area where many have found it challenging to develop quality affordable housing.