First Step Complete – Transforming & Revitalizing Downtown White Plains
March 11, 2016
Located in Downtown White Plains, in Westchester County, The Prelude is the first phase of a long-term plan to transform and revitalize the White Plains Housing Authority’s public housing campus. This week, Dattner Architects joined Mayor Thomas Roach, the White Plains Housing Authority and Jonathan Rose Companies to celebrate the project’s opening. A model project for the redevelopment of a housing authority campus, as it presents the first step of a rare opportunity to realize a true mixed-use and mixed-income community in an area where many have found it difficult to develop quality affordable housing.
The Prelude, designed by Dattner Architects, provides 103 affordable housing units and the White Plains Education and Training Center (WPETC), which offers comprehensive education and training for residents and the White Plains community. Designed in accordance with NYS Homes and Community Renewal standards and to meet Enterprise Green Communities and NYSERDA requirements, the residential portion of the project also enlisted Low Income Housing Tax Credits in support of ensuring that all of the rental units are affordable.
Mack Carter, Executive Director of the White Plains Housing Authority commented, “The dream of Winbrook residents to finally move into new, high quality homes is now a reality. The Winbrook community can now say with pride, “We are not being left behind; we are moving forward.”
Mayor Thomas Roach, and Jonathan Rose, President of Jonathan Rose Companies
The White Plains Education and Training Center (WPETC) which operates the ground floor vocational school has the Culinary Technical Institute (CTI) as the anchor tenant catered the ribbon cutting ceremony.