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STAMFORD, CONN. — Jonathan Rose Cos. has broken ground for Metro Green Apartments, a 50-unit affordable housing community located on Henry Street in Stamford. The project will be seeking LEED-Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Sustainable features will include a rainwater harvesting system, a roof that reduces the heat-island effect, and Energy Star-rated appliances. Amenities include a public plaza with shade trees, gardening spaces, a meditation labyrinth and a parking garage with a green roof. The project is being designed by Perkins Eastman Architects. Metro Green Apartments is the first phase of Metro Green Residential, a mixed-use, transit-oriented project that will feature 238 mixed-income rental and for-sale residences, and a 17-story office tower. The entire development is serving as a pilot project for LEED’s new Neighborhood Design certification program, and the office tower is applying for LEED-Platinum Core & Shell certification.

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