In January 2016, elected officials, City and State agencies, partners and community members joined
CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc., Hudson Companies and Related Retail for the ribbon cutting of Gateway Elton Street Phase II in Spring Creek, Brooklyn.
The second phase of the mixed-use and energy-efficient Gateway Elton Street development is being renamed "The Alan Epstein Apartments" for the affordable housing leader and friend of CAMBA, Alan Epstein of Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP, who passed away in 2013. The dedication is a tribute to Mr. Epstein for his involvement in the project and his momentous contributions to the affordable housing community.
Gateway Elton Street Phase II has created 175 energy-efficient affordable rental units, 24,000 square-feet of ground-floor retail and community facilities and 750 construction jobs and 40 permanent jobs as part of a comprehensive effort by the City and its development partners to create a vibrant and self-sustaining neighborhood.
At completion, the three-phase Gateway Elton Street development will provide a total of 659 apartments and approximately 60,000 square-feet of ground-floor neighborhood-based commercial space, which includes a childcare center, pharmacy, convenience shops and restaurants.
"CAMBA is proud to be here today as we cut the ribbon on Gateway Elton Street Phase II -- part of one of the most innovative and forward-thinking affordable housing development projects in New York City," said Joanne M. Oplustil, President and CEO of CAMBA/CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc. "Gateway Elton will provide affordable and supportive homes for people who desperately need them. As a planned community, Gateway Elton includes vital services to ensure its residents flourish -- schools, childcare centers, retail stores, grocery markets services and so much more. Like the remarkable Alan Epstein to whom they are dedicated, Gateway Elton is a testament to the value of smart, compassionate private-public partnership."
to learn more about Gateway Elton Phase II.