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New housing complex opens in Río Piedras

By The Star Staff

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia, Housing Secretary William Rodriguez Rodríguez and San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero on Wednesday inaugurated De Diego Village, a multi-family housing project located in the urban area of Río Piedras, with an investment of $18.1 mil-lion in recovery funds from the Community Development Block Grant Program for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR).

“Today I have the pleasure of being here at the new De Diego Village complex in San Juan to inaugurate this residential project that is part of the efforts for the revi-talization of the urban area of Río Piedras,” the governor said in a written statement. “Its development will have a positive impact on this area, as it will provide new housing and promote socio-economic activity in Río Piedras. This new multi-family housing construction provides afford-able rental housing units for low- and moderate-income families, with particular attention to single-headed fami-lies. The project, made possible by the Housing Finance Authority, began at the beginning of 2021 and is now fully completed.”

Pierluisi noted that the residential complex will con-sist of 94 units of one and up to three bedrooms, plazas, parks, a gym and multi-use areas. The apartment building complies with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Building Standard, which certifies efficiency in the use of water and electricity, among other conserva-tion measures. Apart from the use of efficient appliances, the complex has a system of solar panels, drinking water and fire protection cisterns and an electrical generator.

The project also includes an open plaza, playground and ample parking. In addition, it has space for storing bicycles, two offices and a conference room, a childcare area, two commercial spaces, two elevators and a laun-dry, as well as broadband infrastructure for high-speed internet access.

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