Brookfield Commons


Brookfield Commons

White Plains, NY

Brookfield Commons will 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), consists of the new construction of a 9 story, 147,229 sq ft mixed-use building with 129 units, and 2,074 square feet of community facility space. The project will also contain 77 at-grade parking spaces. This multi-family building will have 40 one bedrooms, 63 two bedrooms, 23 three bedrooms, 2 four bedrooms and 1 superintendent’s unit. There will be a fitness room, children’s playroom and a tenant lounge and terrace. When constructed, the subject building will include units for existing Winbrook Houses residents, LIHTC units and workforce housing units. There is a vacant, existing Winbrook building which will be demolished clearing the way for the construction of the Phase II building.

The Overture will be 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 also gives the site a new sense of identity. The façade will feature a modern design composed of 3 tons of brick veneer with colored metal panel accents in strategic locations. The building will be designed to exceed New York State, Enterprise Green Communities, NYSERDA and Energy Star minimum energy performance requirements. The mechanical system will feature 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 will be 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.

Type: Public Housing, Mixed Income
Total Development Cost: $64 Million
Units: 129
Anticipated Completion: 2021

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