Sugar Hill Will Add 124 Affordable Apartments for Low-Income Families and Create 340 Construction Related Jobs
Development Will Boast New Children’s Museum of Art And Storytelling and New Preschool
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua and project developer Broadway Housing Communities Executive Director/Founder Ellen Baxter celebrated the beginning of construction for the new Sugar Hill development located at 44 West 155th Street in the Sugar Hill District of West Harlem. Sugar Hill will bring 124 newly constructed units of affordable rental housing to the Hamilton Heights neighborhood, and create approximately 340 construction related jobs. The development will also provide the community with a new early childhood center for approximately 100 to 120 local preschool-aged children, and space for the privately funded Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling which will be geared towards children from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The Sugar Hill development will transform an underutilized private site into a green model of urban community revitalization that integrates affordable housing, education and cultural resources to enrich the neighborhood.
“This exciting development will bring big benefits to this community: high-quality affordable housing; hundreds of local construction jobs; support for working families raising children; and a great cultural resource that will build on the grand traditions of the arts in Sugar Hill,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “It moves us closer to achieving the most ambitious affordable housing plan undertaken by any city in the nation’s history.”