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Brownsville Transit Village

Brownsville Village
Conceptual rendering of Brownsville Village at the Brownsville Metrorail station

Project Overview

BrownsvilleThe Brownsville Transit Village located at 5200 NW 27 Avenue is a 5.8-acre, joint-development project built at the Brownsville Metrorail station. The project features 490 affordable housing units, with five midrise apartment buildings, townhomes and a parking garage, as well as ground-floor commercial space and Metrorail station improvements, such as an additional passenger drop-off lane and attractive landscaping.

The project was built in five phases, each geared toward providing housing for low-income families, the elderly and the entire Brownsville community. Brownsville Transit Village residents will now benefit from immediate access to rapid transit and amenities such as a community center, a computer lab and an exercise room. In addition, onsite community programs offer literacy training, health and nutrition classes, and first-time homebuyer seminars.

The project was initiated by an unsolicited bid from not-for-profit agency.

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Status

As of November 1, 2012, Brownsville Transit Village is open for residents and visitors alike.

The County Commission awarded a lease to Transit Workers Union (TWU) in May 2006 for an initial term of 59 years with two consecutive 20-year renewal terms at the option of TWU.

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Project Description

Developed by Carlisle Development Group, the largest affordable housing developer in Florida, the Brownsville Transit Village development is a mixed-income, multi-phase, urban in-fill development.

Brownsville is historically a low-income community, and the provision of affordable, quality dwelling units is sorely needed within this community.

The five phases of mid- to high-ride building are as follows:

  • Phase I consists of 96 units of affordable family housing financed by a tax credit exchange equity promulgated under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. The groundbreaking took place June 2010. Apartment building in progress
  • Phase II consists of 100 units of housing for the elderly also financed by a tax credit exchange equity promulgated under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. The groundbreaking took place June 2010.
  • Phase III consists of 103 units of housing for the elderly financed through Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and gap financing promulgated under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.  The groundbreaking took place in November 2010.
  • Phase VI consists of 102 units of family housing elderly financed through LIHTC and gap financing promulgated under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.  The groundbreaking took place in November 2010.
  • Phase V is a 65-unit affordable rental community.

For information on becoming a resident of the Brownsville Transit Village, please call 1-888-699-8880.

 

 

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Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Certification

Each phase of the development has achieved basic LEED certification, focusing on reducing energy and resource Apartment building in progressconsumption through:

  • High-efficiency plumbing fixtures
  • High-efficiency lighting in units and common area
  • Solar powered common area lighting
  • High Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rated Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) (14+) in units and common areas
  • Tankless water heaters
  • Wall insulation of R-10+
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Family Developments

Brownsville Transit VillageAll Family developments will promote community and enhance the quality of life of its residents through the following on-going programs:

  • Welfare to Work Self-Sufficiency, by South Florida Workforce's One Stop Career Center
  • Homeownership Opportunity Program, which offers financial assistance with the purchase of a home
  • First-time Homebuyer seminars
  • Health Care
  • Literacy Training
  • Health and Nutrition Classes
  • Life Safety Training
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Elderly Developments

All Elderly (age-restricted) developments will promote community and enhance the quality of life of its residents through the following ongoing programs:

  • 24-hour on call management
  • Health Care
  • Literacy Training
  • Health and Nutrition Classes
  • Life Safety Training
  • Resident Assistance Referral Program
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