Affordable housing units to be built on former Fort Greene prison site

More affordable housing units are coming to one Brooklyn neighborhood.The city?s Department of Housing Preservation and Development says apartment buildings will be constructed on the

FORT GREENE - More affordable housing units are coming to one Brooklyn neighborhood.

The city?s Department of Housing Preservation and Development says apartment buildings will be constructed on the site of a former Fort Greene prison known as ?The Brig.? The new units are part of Mayor Bloomberg?s (R-NY) new housing marketplace plan. The former prison site will have approximately 400 new housing units.

The redevelopment plan will also include commercial space, landscaped open spaces and a community center. Many residents believe the project will benefit the neighborhood. ?The Brig? has served as a Naval prison and a detention center.

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