Wednesday, February 18, 2009

PACC’s Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant Buildings Go Green

The Pratt Area Community Council (PACC) in its effort to create affordable homeownership opportunities in the Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods, is going green.

The organization’s two current green projects are the renovation of an historic brownstone on Classon Avenue in Clinton Hill known as The Hawthorne into 12 affordable condo units; and the construction of a brand new co-op building on Gates Avenue in Bed-Stuy, called The Gates Cooperative, with 34 apartments.

“The Hawthorne is not a certified green building per se, but it has green elements, energy saver appliances and such,” said Deb Howard, PACC’s executive director.

The Gates Cooperative, on the other hand, is a completely green building that ... read more

Story by Linda Collins

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