ABOUT EDGEMERE COMMONS

There is a growing need for mixed income multigenerational housing, retail and community resources in this neighborhood.

We heard from you, the members of this community, about your dreams for the neighborhood, and have incorporated those dreams into our plan. We believe this project addresses the growing need for mixed-income multigenerational housing, new and vibrant retail space, and vital community resources, such as a new supermarket. Read on to learn more about our vision.

Mixed income housing for families and seniors

The project adds high-quality affordable and middle-income housing for families and seniors to the neighborhood.

A supermarket and resources for the community

We heard from residents at multiple community meetings that you want a supermarket to end a decades-long food desert, additional parking to accommodate new neighbors, a children’s play area, and a space for a community restaurant, and we have made these items a priority in our plans.

Green spaces and parking

The development will include publicly-available community facilities and retail space to support the neighborhood, approximately 1,000 new parking spaces, and over 37,000 square feet of much needed open space including playgrounds, public plazas, and outdoor recreation areas.

Local hiring and job creation

Edgemere Commons will bring new construction and permanent jobs to the neighborhood with local hiring as a priority. The positive economic impacts to the area will extend to other areas as well, as both the retail and community facilities will generate jobs and local investment.

Prepared for the next superstorm

It’s critical that we shore up the neighborhood’s storm preparedness by using innovative resiliency measures– like bioswales, a bioretention rainwater system, solar panels, green & gray water infrastructure and extended tree pits to create as much permeable area on the site as possible. Our plan also elevates several streets above sea level, for long-term preparedness.

We have also planned for standby generators for all buildings with emergency outlets in each unit, as well as cooling rooms in case of power outages in the summer.