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The Swift Gold Leaf Factory in Hartford, Connecticut, will be converted into a major community job incubator by New York-based nonprofit Community Solutions and Massachusetts design firm Bruner/Cott Architects. The $34-million adaptive reuse project aims to spur investment in the low-income neighborhood of Northeast Hartford and bring restaurant industry job opportunities to a place where the unemployment rate has hit 26 percent in recent years.
New York City has selected three developers to build nearly 900 apartments on three city-owned lots in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville as part of a $1 billion revitalization plan for area.
The proposals outlined in the Brownsville Plan’s one-year progress report, which was released Thursday, focus on affordable housing, job creation, new community facilities and public spaces.