BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Westchester County Board of Legislators Majority Leader Catherine Borgia, D-Ossining, commended the official opening of the new Comstock Heights building development, with 16 new town house-style condominiums that have been marketed as fair and affordable housing.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the culmination of efforts by the builders, 445 North State Road Partners LLC and Comstock Contracting, Westchester’s Housing Action Council and the village of Briarcliff Manor.
Situated in part of a former office park on North State Road, Comstock Heights has residential units, which include two bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, plus some commercial spaces that face the street.
“These beautiful new residences prove that Westchester knows how to build and market affordable housing,” said Borgia. “Working with all of our partners, building and opening affordable housing complexes like Comstock Heights helps ensure that our seniors, veterans and young professionals can find affordable places to live in the county.”
The Comstock Heights development was built by Eric Abraham of Comstock Contracting at no cost to the village of Briarcliff Manor.
The 16 units will count toward the housing settlement between the county and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which requires the county to build 750 fair and affordable units of housing across 31 communities, including Briarcliff Manor, by 2016.
Individuals and families with income in the 80 percent or below area median income range for Westchester County are eligible to apply for the units.
Housing Action Council Executive Director Rose Noonan hosted the ribbon-cutting event, and joining Borgia were HUD Regional Director Holly Leicht; Matthew Nelson, state Office of Community Renewal president; Norma Drummond, county Department of Planning deputy commissioner; and Briarcliff Manor Mayor William Vesio.