Jonathan Rose Companies
East Harlem Center for Living & Learning
New York, New York

The East Harlem Center for Living & Learning at Washington Houses is an approximately 143,000 square foot multifamily mixed-use building that consists of 89 affordable housing units, a 54,000 GSF K-8 charter school, and 6,000 GSF of non-profit office space.  The apartments are designated for low-income households earning less than 60% of the area median income (AMI).

The building design will participate in NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program and is being designed to achieve Enterprise Green Communities certification.  The site is easily accessible to public transportation, with the M15 2nd Avenue bus and Lexington Avenue subway immediately accessible.

Jonathan Rose Companies (JRCo) is partnering with Harlem RBI and the DREAM Charter School, and Civic Builders to realize this project.  JRCo is serving as the developer and owner for the housing, and developer of the school and office space core and shell.

Harlem RBI is a community-based, youth development program for over 650 youth, ages 7-18, in East Harlem, New York.  Harlem RBI uses baseball and softball, and the power of teams, to provide inner-city youth with the opportunity “to Play, to Learn and to Grow,” inspiring them to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. The DREAM Charter School’s mission is to educate East Harlem children through a comprehensive K-8 program that builds a community of passionate lifelong learners.


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Project Profile
143,000 square foot mixed-use building that will include 89 units of affordable housing, a new K-8 Charter School, and non-profit office space. 

Total Project Size / Budget
143,000 square feet / $74 Million

December 2014