Green housing development to include rooftop greenhouse

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BEDFORD PARK -

Bedford Park is slated to receive a new affordable, supportive and green housing development.

Developers broke ground on Jerome Avenue Thursday on what will be called the Bedford Green House.

The 13-story building will house more than 160 people. Project Renewal, an anti-homelessness nonprofit, is heading the effort.

It will include a rooftop greenhouse for residents to raise fish and produce. It will include an urban farm and host healthy cooking classes.

Construction is expected to run through the end of 2019.

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