BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — A plan to bring nearly 200 affordable apartments for seniors to Bed-Stuy’s Sumner Houses will kick off this summer, according to the city.

The city announced Friday that it had finalized deals for two projects aimed at bringing almost 400 units of senior housing to the Bronx and Brooklyn, paving the way for work on both buildings to start later this month, according to the announcement from The New York City Housing Authority, Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Housing Development Corporation.

The Brooklyn project will bring a 190-unit building known as Atrium at Sumner to Marcus Garvey Boulevard. In the Bronx, a 205-unit development known as Casa Celina will be built in the Soundview neighborhood.

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“Seniors are a top priority for this Administration’s ambitious affordable housing plan,” said HPD Commissioner Louise Carroll. “Casa Celina and Atrium promise to be thriving communities with seniors receiving the support they need to prosper.”

The $132-million Atrium project will include 130 studio apartments, 59 one-bedroom apartments and a two-bedroom superintendent apartment, according to the plans.

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Fifty seven of the units will be set aside for homeless seniors and the rest will go to those making 50 percent or less of the area median income. Current NYCHA residents will get preference for a third of the apartments, officials said.

The 11-story building, slated for Marcus Garvey Boulevard between Park and Myrtle avenues, will include a central atrium with corridors overlooking a year-round indoor garden on its first floor.

It will also feature a community garden, outdoor seating, a new playground, walking paths and common areas with conference rooms, classrooms and large multi-purpose rooms. The common areas will be used for educational and art classes aimed at the senior residents, officials said.

Medical and social services will also be offered in the building through Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provider and nonprofit Selfhelp.

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