In partnership with the Village Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of Neighborhood Progress, Inc., BBC brought the first new housing development to the Central neighborhood in over sixty years in 2000. Located between Central and Community College Avenues and East 30th and 36th Streets, Central Commons is comprised of 81 market-rate for-sale homes.
The homes in Central Commons were designed by world-renown New Urbanist architects Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk. Features of homes include first-floor bedrooms, large front porches, oak cabinents, and larger closets.
The approximate price range for these homes was $80,000 to $90,000. Subsidies for buyers included $15,000 second mortgages and 15-year tax abatements.