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Luxury units open in Elmsford amid Westchester obligation to build affordable housing

County Exec. Rob Astorino: Village is not part of 31 eligible communities

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Another luxury apartment building complex opens up in Westchester amidst the county's obligations to build affordable housing throughout the area.

The Apex at 290 sits along Main Street in Elmsford. While the upscale building has had tenants since February, the complex unveiled the newest addition, its amenities that include a new rooftop lounge, and a community center.

To qualify to live at the Apex, renters must make three times the rent.

In 2009 in a settlement with the federal government, the county agreed to build affordable housing in 31 of its wealthiest and statistically whitest communities.

"The village of Elmsford is not part of the 31 eligible communities under the settlement, and that doesn’t mean that just because we are building affordable housing in various communities that you can’t have market-based housing," says Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino who was invited to the ribbon cutting of the new amenities. He says different types of housing choices are necessary in the county.

"Whether it’s a condo, or co-op, or market-rental here in Elmsford, or single-family homes, that’s what makes this county great, because people have so many options," Astorino says.

The property manager says that so far, the building is 75 percent full and they say they believe within a month's time the complex will be at capacity.

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