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GZA congratulates client CAMBA on groundbreaking for Clarkson Avenue Estates

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GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA), a leading multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, today congratulated CAMBA Housing Ventures on its groundbreaking for the $238 million, 328-unit Clarkson Avenue Estates sustainable, permanently affordable, and supportive housing development.

A multi-disciplinary team of environmental and planning professionals from GZA negotiated on CAMBA’s behalf with New York State and City regulators on issues including rezoning and completion of environmental remediation at the former industrial property at 329 Clarkson Avenue in Brooklyn. The site most recently had most recently been used for a parking facility operated by SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Supported by New York’s “Vital Brooklyn” initiative, Clarkson Avenue Estates will provide much-needed housing for people who were formerly homeless, young people “aging out” from foster care, and formerly incarcerated individuals. The new development will also house an economic development and workforce training center, a small business incubator, and multiple education and human-services programs for people of all ages.

GZA President and CEO Patrick Sheehan said: “GZA has been honored to work closely with CAMBA Housing Ventures and all their partners on solving the many complex regulatory and environmental challenges surrounding the redevelopment of this site. We are proud to be connected with the Clarkson Avenue Estates and look forward to all the ways we know it will transform the Flatbush neighborhood and the lives of its new residents and the thousands of people it will serve each year.”

Leading GZA’s team on the Clarkson Avenue Estates project have been Vice President and Associate Principal Robert Jackson and Vice President and Associate Principal Kevin Williams. GZA remains active with the project, facilitating the construction-term remedial engineering and design process for an approved remedial action plan for the site.