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RA Carri�n Celebrates New Senior Housing in Harlem

Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrión (with thumbs up) helps to cut the ribbon standing next to developer Jonathan Rose and Dr. Charles Curtis, Chairman, HCCI Board of Directors

Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrión joined NYS Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner Darryl Towns, NYS Assemblyman Herman Farrell, NYC Council Member Robert Jackson, developer Jonathan Rose, and numerous other public and private representatives to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Harlem's newest senior development sponsored by the Harlem Congregation for Community Improvement (HCCI). The complex, previously known as Erbograph Apartments, is being re-named in honor of Dr. Muriel Petioni, an active member of HCCI's Board of Directors who has served as a physician in Harlem for over 60 years. The eight-story, 65-unit building is located at 203 West 146th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. and Frederick Douglass Blvd in the Bradhurst section of Harlem. Dr. Petioni Plaza is Harlem's first LEED-Silver designed affordable housing development for low-income seniors.

Green design features include high-performance mechanical systems, rainwater harvesting, a green roof, non-toxic paints and materials, FSC-certified wood, south-facing sun shades, and EnergyStar lights and appliances. The building is designed to accommodate aging-in-place seniors earning no more than 50% of the area median income, and is fully accessible for individuals with physical disabilities. HCCI will offer health and wellness services to building residents and operating support from the HUD Section 202 program will allow for an on-site social services coordinator.

"Dr. Muriel Petioni Plaza is a remarkable example of what strong partnership, vision, and leadership can achieve. This is exactly the kind of project HUD's Section 202 was created to support, and I am proud HUD was able to provide $9.7 million in funding," said Carrión. "I applaud HCCI, Jonathan Rose Companies, HPD and HCR for creating a development that promotes energy efficiency and sustainability, while providing much needed housing and services for the Harlem community."


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