Wed May 1, 2013
Eastman Commons Officially Opens
Local, federal and state officials gathered at 1630 Dewey Avenue today to celebrate the official opening of Eastman Commons, an affordable housing project for low-income workers and formerly homeless individuals.
Constructed at the site of a former industrial laundry, Rochester Mayor Tom Richards says a lot of people were involved in this project, and it's much more than just a building. He says it's impact on the people and neighborhood will be much broader than just the building itself.
Supportive Housing Developer Common Ground, based in New York City, New York State Homes and Community Renewal, Norstar Development and Goldman Sachs are among the partners involved in the project, which first opened its doors to residents a year ago.
Rochester City Council President Lovely Warren adds all 80 apartments are occupied and the city worked hard with many partners to see this project to fruition.