Mayor Thomas S. Richards Helps Cut Ribbon at Eastman Commons Affordable Apartments on Dewey Avenue

City of Rochester

News Release 

(Wednesday, May 1, 2013) – Mayor Thomas S. Richards joined the developers, funding partners and other community leaders at a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening of the new Eastman Commons affordable-housing apartment building on Dewey Avenue.

The Eastman Commons project at 1630 Dewey Ave. received considerable City assistance and involved the conversion of an industrial laundry facility into an affordable housing and service complex for the formerly homeless, low-income working adults and individuals with special needs. The project includes 80 affordable one-bedroom apartments and on-site services provided by Sojourner House at PathStone.

The project was completed by Common Ground, the largest supportive housing developer and manager in New York State. This is Common Ground’s first project in Rochester.

“Rochester is fortunate to have partners such Common Grounds, who are helping us provide critical assistance to some the city’s most disadvantaged residents,” Mayor Richards said. “Eastman Commons will give people an opportunity to live in dignity in their own home, providing them with the boost they need to regain control of their lives and reach their potential.”


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