The Overture at Brookfield Commons
Brookfield Commons Phase 2
White Plains, NY
Brookfield Commons consist of the redevelopment of the 9.3 acre Winbrook Houses public housing development located in downtown White Plains, NY. Trinity Financial and co-developer, the White Plains Housing Authority have partnered to undertake the redevelopment of the site. Brookfield Commons will consist of high quality, modern apartments and will introduce mixed income tiers, including workforce housing units, to promote a diversity of incomes. The project will be built in phases to ensure that existing Winbrook Houses residents are not involuntarily displaced or relocated outside of the Brookfield Commons campus. The existing tenants, community stakeholders, and the City of White Plains were all engaged and provided essential feedback during the planning process.
The current phase, The Overture at Brookfield Commons (Brookfield Commons Phase II), completed in April 2022, consists of the new construction of a 9 story, 147,000 sq ft mixed-use building with 129 units, and 2,600 square feet of community facility space. The project also contains 77 at-grade parking spaces. This multi-family building has 40 one bedrooms, 63 two bedrooms, 23 three bedrooms, 2 four bedrooms and 1 superintendent’s unit. Amenities spaces include fitness room, children’s playroom and a tenant lounge and terrace. The subject building includes units for existing Winbrook Houses residents, LIHTC units and workforce housing units. There was a vacant, existing Winbrook building which was demolished clearing the way for the construction of the Phase II building.
The Overture is constructed with a block and plank structural system for the typical floors. The architectural vocabulary aims to be sensitive to buildings surrounding the site and gives the site a new sense of identity. The façade features a modern design composed of 3 tones of brick veneer with colored metal panel accents in strategic locations. The building was designed to exceed New York State, Enterprise Green Communities, NYSERDA and Energy Star minimum energy performance requirements. The mechanical system features the highly efficient refrigerant based VRF heat pump system for heating and cooling.
The Overture at Brookfield Commons represents a unique opportunity to preserve and modernize an existing affordable housing resource while physically and economically reintegrating the site with the surrounding community. The $64 million project was financed with funding that includes LIHTC equity and resources from the New York State Housing Finance Agency, the County of Westchester and the City of White Plains.
Total Development Cost: $63 million